By Joe Ellis

29th Jun, 2022 | 3:25pm

Exclusive: Stevenage to sign Kymani Skyers from Kinetic Academy

League Two Stevenage are set to sign teenage defender Kymani Skyers on professional terms from the Kinetic Academy on Wednesday (29 June), Football Wonderkids understands.

Harry Hudson, the founder of the Kinetic Academy which helps young players break into the professional game outside of the academy structure, spoke exclusively to Football Wonderkids to confirm that Skyers, 17, would join the Boro.

Football Wonderkids understands that Skyers will become the 60th player to graduate from the Kinetic Academy to a professional contract after Sheffield Wednesday signed Bobby Dunn on 27 June, as confirmed by Kinetic’s official Twitter account.

Skyers was at Crystal Palace for a lot of his youth career but wasn’t offered a scholarship last summer and was subsequently released from Selhurst Park.

He is now set to return to the professional game with Stevenage.

Speaking exclusively to Football Wonderkids about Sykers, Kinetic Academy founder Hudson said: “He’s a very cultured, comfortable, composed defender.

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“A modern-day defender who, on the ball, is excellent and a really good athlete. I’m really excited to see his progress.”

Stevenage have been busy in the transfer market since the 2021/22 season ended with them finishing 21st in League Two.

However, as Sykers is still an inexperienced teenager, he might not be expected to walk into Steve Evans’ first-team set-up straight away.

Some top performances in Stevenage’s academy, however, might just accelerate his progress.

In other Kinetic Academy news, Hudson was highly critical of professional clubs for a severe lack of caring for young players once they are released from their contracts.