Shrewsbury Town’s academy recruitment process is well underway with nine new scholars joining the programme this summer.
Town’s search for young talent is an on-going process with the club constantly looking at potential options.
David is pleased with the new players coming in and is looking forward to working with the next group of Town prospects.
“We have around nine new scholars coming in this year,” said David. “Some of the boys have been in the academy and others are coming in externally.
“We are really confident with the group that we have brought together. We have managed to sign some new players.
“There is also players Callum McKenzie has worked with in the under-16’s. We do genuinely think there is some potential in there.
“Hopefully down the line you will see future James Rowland’s or future Ryan Barnett’s etcetera, who will come from this group.”
David is expecting a long summer for the academy as preparation is well underway for next season.
“There will be a little break but I won’t be having one,” said the Academy Manager. “There is a lot going on.
“We are always planning and organising things for next year. There are a lot of conferences and meetings that we are going to.
“All of the younger groups, which is the under-nines right through, will continue through the summer.
“The reason for that is the weather is better so they should be training. I think that helps development being able to train in that period.
“The second part to that is we are constantly trying to improve. My job is to bring in the best players.
“That’s to strengthen the groups. It gives the lads that already here healthy competition.”
Jaden Beven, Jacob Bell, Eden Sears, Ethan O Toole, Liam Thomas, Nigel Aris, Charlie Caton, Charlie Dixon, are pictured with Lewis Duberry also joining the first year scholars.