Dave Jones has added to his Cardiff City squad with two new signings - and they are both Welsh.
The Bluebirds manager has signed teenagers Darcy Blake and Chris Gunter on three-year, full professional contracts.
Both are products of Cardiff's Youth Academy and Blake said: 'I was cleaning the gaffer's (Dave Jones) boots when he told me.
'I didn't know what to say. It was a strange feeling.
'It was the moment I had been waiting for and I just didn't know what to do.'
The two 17-year-olds are highly rated by Cardiff City coaches and Youth Academy manager Lee Robinson said: 'In recognition of their hard work and effort Dave Jones has made them full professionals six months early.
'Cardiff City carry a first team squad of 17 and now they have two extra professionals.
'Darcy has been consistent in everything he does, while Chris showed when he played against Barnet in the Carling Cup he has ability plus all he needs in terms of attitude and desire.'
Blake, from the Rhymney Valley, is an athletic and versatile player with bags of energy and hunger to play.
'I'm not sure where my best position is and I really don't mind where I play,' says Blake.
'I've played right-back, central midfield, centre-half and right-wing and enjoyed them all.
'The gaffer, Dave Jones, has given me confidence because he takes an interest in the young lads.
'I've been with Cardiff City since I was 10 and I have so much more I want to achieve.
'The late John Kerr played a major part in my development when he was Academy manager. I will never forget what he did for me.
'Terry Moore and Lee Robinson, who is now the Academy manager, have also been fantastic.'
Blake, who supported Liverpool and Cardiff City as a schoolboy, has two Coca-Cola Championship appearances, both from the substitutes bench, while Newport-born Gunter had that start against Barnet.
'It was fantastic to be in the starting line-up that day,' says Gunter.
'The final score wasn't great, but it was a big game for me.
'I was on the bench for the home match against Birmingham City and I have travelled to places like Leeds, Colchester, Sunderland and Norwich as part of the first-team squad.
'I'm learning all the time and just mixing with the senior players is a great experience.
'Michael Chopra is good company, while Darren Purse and Riccy Scimeca are really good with the Academy players.'
Wales Under-21 international Gunter loves to watch right-backs at all levels as he learns his trade and says: 'The best is Gary Neville at Manchester United. He has it all.
'Personally, I like to get forward. The defensive side is, of course, of vital importance, but I enjoy making runs from deep.'
Gunter was a season ticket holder for the Grange End when he was still at school, saying: 'I liked Manchester United when I was a kid, but I quickly switched to Cardiff City. Robert Earnshaw and Graham Kavanagh were my favourite players.'