Ayr United have confirmed the signing of Manchester City academy product Charlie Albinson on a one-year deal.

The goalkeeper joins Ayr prior to David Hopkin’s side beginning their Premier Sports Cup campaign against Albion Rovers. Albinson started his career at Manchester City and was highly-regarded at the Etihad. He was last with National League club Southport and now moves north of the border for the first time.

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Albinson has signed for Ayr United following a stint in the lower leagues. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

An Ayr United statement said: “The Honest Men have today signed 24-year old goalkeeper Charlie Albinson to a one-year contract ahead of Saturday’s Premier Sports Cup group stage game away to Albion Rovers.

“Born in Bolton, Albinson joined Manchester City at the age of eight, progressing through the youth set-up to feature for the club in the UEFA Youth League and the FA Youth Cup squad which reached the final of 2015.”

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