Sam Dreyer Player Profile
Debut: No debut
The path through Boro’s youth ranks as a centre back is a well-trodden one. And Sam Dreyer seemed to be the next to follow it; signing his first professional contract with us towards the end of the 2020-1 campaign. When we say his was a well-trodden path, it refers to lads like Ben Wilmot. You can’t fail to remember how Wilmot went from youth team to Premier Division in a short space of time. Is Dreyer on the same trajectory?
Let’s give the lad some breathing space to start with, eh? The fact that he was one of three to sign pro deals in April 2021 is a big step in the right direction. The centre-half joined Stevenage as part of our U14 squad and continued from there. At the time the defender turned pro, he was skippering our Scholars side. And he’d impressed at the heart of the defence for our U23s too. Next stop, the first team?
Academy boss Robbie O’Keefe said: “Sam… followed a very similiar path to Ben Wilmot in that he was a central midfielder that we quickly saw had better attributes as a centre half. He’s been a centre half since Under 14s, and has made the transition there really well. Captain of the Scholars this season, he has led by example. He has been outstanding in Under 23 games, trained with the First Team and made some really good impressions.”