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Young guns news - Tuesday 30
Alfei (Swansea City - defender) & Joe Walsh (Swansea City -
defender) Both started for the Swans in
midweek against Shrewsbury. Unfortunately there will be no more Carling Cup run
outs for both as the team slumped to a 3-1 defeat.
Bodin (Swindon - striker) Will spend the
next few months on loan at Torquay Utd after accepting that senior game time
might be hard to come by under Paolo Di Canio. With several strikers having
been bought, the young striker has decided to go to join the Gulls until
Elliott Chamberlain (Leicester/Stockport - striker)
Made another substitute appearance as
Stockport drew 1-1 with Ebbsfleet.
Cornell (Swansea City - goalkeeper) Is the
latest Wales youth international to be sent on loan to gain more experience.
After a season at Port Talbot during the 2010/11 season, the Wales U21
international will now spend a month with Hereford Utd. Cornell went straight
into the starting XI v Wimbledon as they sides drew 1-1. He was also key to the
Bulls holding out so long in the Carling Cup at Aston Villa. He was eventually
beaten as Hereford lost 2-1. "He is a Welsh under-21 international and has a
great future. He has come for a month's loan to replace Adam Bartlett. I am
delighted to have him in the side." Jamie Pitman, Hereford manager
Michael Doughty (QPR/Crawley - midfielder) Made his first loan appearance for Crawley as they beat Torquay
3-1 last Saturday. Doughty stepped off the bench with 12 minutes still on the
Keiron Freeman (Nottingham
Forest - defender/midfielder) Made his
first appearance of the season as Forest cruised to the next round of the
Carling Cup at Wycombe. Freeman came on for his first team debut with 12
minutes left of the game and he nearly scored, his shot saved by the keeper.
Matthew Harriott (Sheffield Utd -
midfielder) Played 74 minutes as the Blades
lost 3-1 to Everton in the Carling Cup on Wednesday night.
Henley (Blackburn - defender) Played 90
minutes for the reserves on Tuesday night as they drew 0-0 with Aston Villa.
Jake Taylor (Reading/Aldershot -
midfielder) Started for the Shots as they
upset the odds to beat West Ham in the Crling Cup. Taylor played 55 minutes in
the 2-1 win at Upton Park.
Williams (Crystal Palace - midfielder)
Started in midweek and picked up an assist in the 2-0 win against Crawley as the
Eagles advanced to the next round of the Carling Cup. Manager Dougie Freedman
has mentioned that he will introduce Williams and other talented youngsters
wisely this season. Williams' form might well force his hand to include him
more often than not.
Young guns news - Friday 19
Billy Bodin (Swindon - striker) Made his
first start of the season as Swindon lost 1-0 to Dagenham and Redbridge. Bodin
played 52 minutes in the 1-0 defeat.
Jonathan Bond (Watford - goalkeeper) Has gone on loan to Brackley Town as manager Sean Dyche looks to
give some of his youngsters first team experience. Bond tasted success during
his first game as they beat Swindon Supermarine 2-0.
“Jonathan is a good keeper but he needs to play. Our goalkeeping
coach Alec Chamberlain has explained that the job of being a goalkeeper is the
same regardless of the level you are playing at so this should be good for him."
Sean Dyche, Watford Manager
Brown (Rotherham - defender) Played 90
minutes as the Millers started the season with a 1-0 win over Oxford. Brown
left Ipwsich to get regular first team action so Saturday would have been a
perfect start. He was an unused sub during last weekends 4-1 win over Plymouth.
Joe Culshaw (Morecambe -
defender) Made several pre season
appearances for Morecambe including games against Blackburn, Preston and Derby.
Elliott Chamberlain (Leicester City - striker) Will spend the next month on loan at Stockport County. The
Wales U21 international will now hope to develop under the eye of former German
international Didi Hamman. The striker made his debut this week as Stockport
beat Kettering 1-0.
Doble (Southampton - striker) Has gone on
loan to Bournemouth until the 10th of September. With so many new signings at
St Mary's it was a wise decision to head out on loan to get some game time.
Michael Doughty (QPR -
midfielder) Has joined Crawley Town on
loan until January. It's another good test for the youngster as he continues
his footballing development. "Michael is an exciting young talent and it was
important he joined the right club that will take him nearer our first team."
Neil Warnock, QPR manager.
Farah (Cardiff City - midfielder)
& Alex Evans (Cardiff City -
defender) Both started in the Carling Cup
victory against Oxford in midweek and Nat
Jarvis (Cardiff City - striker)
stepped off the bench to score in extra time.
Adam Henley (Blackburn - defender) Played 90 minutes for the reserves as they kept a clean sheet
against Norwich on Tuesday night. Henley has made several appearances for the
seniors over the summer.
Hewitt (Macclesfield - defender) Played 90
minutes for Macclesfield as they thumped Hereford 4-0 on Tuesday
night. Hewitt who made a substitute appearance on the weekend against Crawley
is highly thought of at the club. "He's only just 17, and has been away with the
Wales U21's in the past week or so, and was steady as a rock. No doubt the
vultures are already circling." Gary Simpson, Macclesfield
Gerwyn Jones (DC United -
defender) The centre half was injured in
training last week, has undergone knee surgery without to much damage to the
cartilage, he is expected back in 3 weeks.
Kyle McCarthy (Hereford - defender) Was an unused sub as Hereford beat Brentford 1-0 in the Carling
Cup on Tuesday night.
Josh Pritchard (Fulham - midfielder)
Played 90 minutes for the reserves this week as they
lost 3-1 to Wigan. Pritchard has been placed on the Wales U21 standby squad for
the game v Montenegro.
Williams (Crystal Palace - midfielder)
Stepped off the bench as the Eagles came from behind to beat Coventry 2-1.
Williams entered the fray after 68 minutes as the Eagles swooped for three
points. Williams is another talent that seems to be destined for the
top. "Jonny Williams is going to b a PLAYER" - Jermaine Easter on his official
Twitter account @JammaEast82
Wilson (Bristol City - defender) Made his
second consecutive start as Bristol City shocked Sven's highly fancied Leicester
City with a 2-1 away win on Wednesday night. There was more good news as
Chrsitian Ribeiro (Bristol City -
defender) came through a development
XI game unscathed.
Young guns news - Sunday 7
Dan Alfei (Swansea City - defender) Has been around the first team squad and
travelled to Austria with the seniors. Alfei picked up game time last season
and could well make his Premier League debut sooner rather than
(Colchester - defender)
Will look to make the leap from promising youngster to first team regular this
season after being around the first team squad and getting game time during
pre-season. Bender has mostly been introduced from the bench but started and
played 90 in wins v Woodbridge and Bury Town.
Billy Bodin (Swindon - forward)
May well go on loan as manager Paulo Di Canio looks to give him some valuable
is a good, talented player but he is a kid. He will have a good future in the
game but at the moment he is a kid, I have to say this," Di Canio told the
Swindon Advertiser. "I tell him every day to challenge for the ball and recover
the position. We will decide in the next few days if he goes out on
(Shrewsbury - striker) Will be out of action for around four to six weeks
after undergoing knee surgery to repair a cruciate ligament tear.
Joe Culshaw (Morecambe -
defender) has signed a pro contract after impressing manager Jim Bentley
with his performances for the reserves. Culshaw was released by Wrexham earlier
in his career.
Doughty (QPR - midfielder)
Impressed manager Neil Warnock over the summer and might be sent on loan to get
some more senior experience when the season starts. Thoughts on his future
didn't stop him from picking up a classy assist as QPR beat Crawley 4-2 in
midweek. "I don't want to loan them (Doughty and team mate
Troy Hewitt) for the season. I might consider six months because they've both
got things to offer." - Neil Warnock.
(Newcastle - defender)
Was another wales youth international to get some senior game time as the
Magpies looked at options to possibly replace Jose Enrique. Dummett made
another appearance for the first team in the 3-2 defeat at Leeds last weekend.
(Nottingham Forest - defender)
Played in midfield for the first team as they lost to a Spurs XI in pre-season.
Former England umbrella man Steve McClaren described the Wales youth
international as having ran the game. The Wales youth international also
started and played 90 minutes against Northampton. He also captained a less
experienced XI against Ilkeston and has been involved heavily with the seniors
as they head in to a new campaign.
Adam Henley (Blackburn -
defender) Has been heavily involved with the first
team during pre-season, picking up a lot of game time and a goal. Henley
travelled to Asia with the seniors as they took on Blackburn in Hong
Elliott Hewitt (Macclesfield -
defender) Will be another youngster on the edge of the first team this
season. Right back Hewitt picked up an assist for the winning goal as they beat
Notts County 1-0.
Gerwyn Jones (DC
United - defender) The left sided centre half is
still playing for DC United U23. He still has
2 years of qualification for the U21's, and
now injury free. He is highly thought of at the club, but cannot play in the MLS
until after January 2013 due to the terms of his scholarship with Loyola
Mackreth (Barrow - midfielder) Has signed for Barrow after parting company
with Tranmere over the summer.
Josh Pike (Swansea
- defender) 2nd year scholar made his senior debut over
summer in a pre season friendly. Josh started & finished the
game in defence.
Ribeiro (Bristol City - defender) & James Wilson (Bristol City -
defender) Have seen pre-season hampered slightly after picking up injuries
during games. Ribeiro jarred his knee while Wilson has picked up a hamstring
injury. They have been joined in preparations by Wales youth international Aaron Holloway-Ahmedi (Bristol
City - defender/midfielder/striker).
Jake Taylor (Reading - midfielder)
Will spend the next month
on loan at Aldershot as he looks to get some league experience under his belt.
Taylor made his debut for the Shots in a 2-1 defeat against Brentford.
Jon Williams (Crystal
Palace - midfielder) Spent a lot of time around the first team over
pre-season, culminating in time on the field during the fixture against Wycombe.
Williams is highly rated by the Eagles coaching staff and his chance could come
sooner, rather than later.