Long handed Addicks deal
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The youth star is seen as one of the most promising players at The Valley and is now contracted to the club until he is 20.
"Signing a pro-contract is what I have always wanted," Long admitted, "ever since I first came to the club and was playing for the Under-8 and Under-9 sides.
"I've progressed through the ranks to sign as a professional, but this is only really a target.
"My next step has to be to keep improving as a footballer. I've achieved what I always dreamt about as a kid, but I can't be content with that."
Midfielder Long will now be hoping to prove himself to manager Alan Curbishley (pictured) and get a chance to play in The Premiership in an Addicks shirt.