The new Vardy? Stevenage sign factory worker from Leicester player’s academy

• Factory worker Danny Newton scored 34 goals for Tamworth last season
• Newton is first player from non-league academy to earn professional deal

A 26-year-old factory worker from Leicester has become the first player to graduate from Jamie Vardy’s non-league academy and earn a professional contract. Danny Newton, who scored 34 goals for Tamworth last season, has signed for Stevenage after convincing the League Two club he deserves an opportunity in the Football League.

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