Hartley Wintney FC are delighted to have signed promising young midfielder Reece Wylie.

A naturally gifted player likely to have a very good career ahead of him, the 19 year-old box-to-box midfielder was with Vanarama National League side Aldershot Town, where he had been since his early academy days.

He spent time with the Row on dual registration in 2019 while with the Shots academy, during which he made his first team debut. He has represented England at schoolboy level.

Reece was trialling with Nottingham Forest's Under 23s during August and featured in the Premier League 2, Division 2 fixtures against Southampton U23 and Wolves U23. He played and scored for Hartley in their Hampshire Senior Cup win at Baffins Milton Rovers, and followed that up with a fine performance and a memorable goal in the league win at Weston-Super-Mare at the end of September.

In March 2020, before committing to a first team deal with Aldershot, national newspaper reports claimed that several Premier League and Championship clubs were keen on signing Reece, then still two months short of his 18th birthday.

A popular and hugely likeable lad, the club expect and certainly hope that his talents will take him to great heights in the game. Meanwhile they are delighted to have him in their ranks, as Hartley Wintney manager, Anthony Millerick, explained.

“Despite his young years, we've known Reece a long time, with him making his senior debut away at Weston super Mare two years ago. A lot has changed and, while showing all the signs of being a great footballer then, he has since matured into a player with real ability and the capabilities of going higher. Reece loves being at the club as much as we love having him here, and he's a player that will give 100% whilst he is in orange.”