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Two more Vardy academy graduates land pro deals

Leicester City ace Jamie Vardy's V9 academy continues to produce pro careers.

The Daily Mail says two graduates of Vardy's V9 Academy have signed for Scottish Premiership side St Mirren.

Darlington defender Josh Heaton and Truro striker Cody Cooke have become the first two signings for manager Alan Stubbs, who saw the duo at first hand while working with the academy in Manchester.

Centre-back Heaton, 21, has agreed a three-year deal after St Mirren paid a reported £75,000 - the largest fee they have paid for a player in 25 years. He also had interest from Middlesbrough and Everton.

Cooke, 25, who also played in England's sixth tier in National League South, has signed a two-year deal and has been likened to Vardy in his style of play.

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