Brandon Pierrick has signed his first professional contract with the club, on the day of his 18th birthday (10 December).
Pierrick was raised in Brixton, south London, and his family have connections to Cameroon. He has been with the club for just under a decade, and has progressed through the ranks in the Palace Academy from the under-9s team to the under 23s, becoming – in his own words - a “direct, quick and powerful” forward.
He is the only player to start all fifteen U23s game this season, scoring four goals including a hat-trick against Millwall. He also scored a brace in the club’s pre-season friendly with AFC Wimbledon.
Upon signing, Pierrick said; “It’s a great feeling to sign on my birthday, but most importantly – I’m looking forward to kicking on playing football, and doing my thing. I’ve been here since under 9s, I’ve been here for so long – I’ve seen so many things happen to this club. The next step is the first team, and I’m waiting for my time.
“Training with the first team has been a step-up from what I’m used to, but it’s good to get some elements of their training into my game. It’s helping me progress, there are no hiding places – you’ll get found out if you make any mistakes. It’s helped me a lot.”
Everyone at Crystal Palace FC would like to congratulate Brandon on signing his professional forms with the club.