(Photo) Jamie Carragher’s son signs first professional contract

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Jamie Carragher’s son, James Carragher, has signed his first professional contract with League One outfit Wigan Athletic, as confirmed in a tweet by the club in question.

The former Liverpool defender tweeted words of encouragement for the teenager, who followed in his father’s footsteps playing in central defence.

The 18-year-old had been on the books at Liverpool before later joining the Latics’ youth roster and impressing his coaches as helped guide the Wigan’s U18s to an U18 Professional Development League title last term.

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As captain of the U18s, Carragher has certainly thrived since making the switch away from Merseyside.

We’d love nothing more than to see the centre-half continue to make a name for himself in the Greater Manchester-based club and work his way into the first-team ranks.

Certainly, it would be a welcome sight to see the youngster continue his upward trajectory and perhaps one day play in the English top-flight.

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