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GT pleased with young players

28 August 2013

Gaffer happy with the youngsters stepping up

Graham Turner says he was pleased to be able to include four former Greenhous Meadow youth teamers in his starting XI for last weekend's 2-2 draw at Rotherham United.
 
Ryan Woods enjoyed an impressive first Football League start at right back as he joined central defender Connor Goldson plus goalscoring duo Jon Taylor and Tom Bradshaw in the team at the New York Stadium.
 
GT said he has never been afraid to give youngsters their chance and is encouraged that the club's youth department continues to produce future first teamers.
 
The manager said: "If you turn the clock back and think back to my first time here, when we were in what is now the Championship, at the end of one season the chairman and directors said we were spending too much money and I had to get rid of all the senior players.
 
"We did that and we finished up with a better side with the youngsters that came through, people like Nigel Pearson, Paul Petts and Bernard McNally.
 
"Those sort of players got in the side so I've never been averse to sticking young players in there provided you know the character of the players and feel that they can handle it.
 
"Certainly, when you look that we've got four in the side in the starting line up from our youth set up, that's testimony to the work that's gone on behind the scenes."


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