Who are the players to look out for in the U18s?U18 ‘PDL Cup’ was a 6-2 win on Saturday against Ipswich, only just a report now. Peterborough and Sheffield United other teams in the group, same set as up as they have in Category 1.
Manners (2), Rodber, Berry, Moore (2)
The Sky Blues Under-18s continued their unbeaten start to the season after a dominant 6-2 win over Ipswich Town in the Professional Development League Cup.www.ccfc.co.uk
Since securing his first professional deal with The Sky Blues and making his first-team debut in the EFL Cup against Northampton in August, Ryan Howley has continued to show excellent development on the football pitch and in the classroom. He has also earned international recognition during his apprenticeship, representing Wales Under-19s in September in an international friendly against Croatia.
Despite having to catch up on his BTEC work due to regular involvement with the senior team, Ryan has refused to let it affect his target grade of D*D*D*. Head of Education Jay Grocock was full of praise, telling LFE: “Ryan is unable to attend most lectures on Monday’s and Friday’s due to his involvement within the first team schedule. However, the work that is missed is always caught up by Ryan as he is very aware of the work ethic needed to maintain his wanted D*D*D* profile. Ryan takes a very active role in asking for recorded lectures and missed assignment work. He also attends Wednesday’s education and is a model student within the classroom.
Regarding his actual football, Ryan has had an incredible last few months. He attended the first team pre-season training camp in Spain which resulted in him playing against other professional teams, including Sevilla. Ryan also played against Premier league outfit Wolves in a pre-season friendly for the first team. His performances have resulted in him training mostly with the first team squad and he got his debut a couple weeks ago in a Cup fixture vs Northampton Town at the CBS Stadium. Above all, Ryan is a humble, intelligent young man who is continuing to work very hard and deserves all the plaudits he receives.
They can’t sign pro until 17, they will have agreements in place to sign on their 17th birthday like Howley and Bapaga did, I think that can be agreed as part of their scholarship offer.There’s some good kids in the youth set up, I think two under 16s are being offered pro contracts when they reach 16 jumping the scholar stage.’
Definitely can. Ivor Lawton knew he was getting a Pro deal at 15. Clubs use it to nail down top prospects.They can’t sign pro until 17, they will have agreements in place to sign on their 17th birthday like Howley and Bapaga did, I think that can be agreed as part of their scholarship offer.
No, they would be on a scholarship contract which turns into a pro at 17. The most recent example is Bellingham at Blues.There are 16 year olds who have been picked for squads Wayne Rooney is perhaps the biggest example as he stayed in the Everton team he must have been a full pro surely.