A photo headshot of Albion Under-18s player Archie Kirton ahead of the 2023/24 season
Kirton
Archie
Kirton
Position
Midfielder
Shoots
Right
Born
15/10/2005
Bio

Archie has been played slightly further back during parts of his first term as a scholar in B71. 

The right-sided midfielder has adapted to the responsibilities of a wing-back under Leigh Downing in the U18s and had a strong end to his opening year in the programme, contributing three goals and two assists in 18 matches as the Baggies' scholars went five games unbeaten at the end of the 2022/23 season. 

Kirton matched those numbers during his final term on the scholarship programme but with slightly more goals, scoring four times with just the one assist to his name. In addition to his overall progression down the right wing, Archie also made his PL2 breakthrough - starting in a 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough in January 2024.

Kirton grew up in Stourbridge and joined Albion's youth setup when he was just six-years-old.