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Academy Players of the Modules

1 November 2016

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After some busy weeks of games and training the coaches choose their academy players of the module.

U9 - Chris Butt

Sam Creaghan
- Sam has been outstanding this module using his dribbling and running with the ball skills to suit the module topic. He has combined this with the understanding he has developed throughout the module to improve his decision making. As well as this, he has put in good individual game performances based on a constant high level of intensity which has impacted the team allowing them to be successful. 

Joe Darnborough - Joe has used his ability to beat a player one v one, and good decision making to put in good performances week in week out. He has worked hard on his end product, which his drastically improved, resulting in more goals for himself and the team. As well as this he has developed a good understanding of the module topic, allowing him to use this alongside his technical ability.

U10 – Owen Williams

- Fantastic work rate and effort throughout the module, listened really and applied all that was asked of him throughout. Real driving force within the team and always looking to encourage others. Has played one year up and also went away with the U12 group playing two years up in Ireland and has really thrived with being pushed.

Freddie - Constant hard work within the module, and gave his all in training and games. Real box-to-box player and worked hard to win the ball back and also set up attacks for the team. Great module and listened very well throughout.

U11 - Joe Kearney

Andre McKenzie - Has continued to be prolific in front of goal, the highlight was scoring six goals against Hartlepool. He is developing into an excellent striker, constantly making forward runs and being a threat in behind the defence. His finishing is excellent, scoring all types of goals throughout the module.

Finn Rodgers - has been one of our most consistent performers this season, particularly in his one v one battles in and out of possession. He applies the defending principles of play during every game getting the better of his opponents on nearly all occasions. In possession he is comfortable in possession and has an excellent passing range, very rarely conceding possession.  

U12 - Darren Molloy

Kian Mills
- Has had a huge impact over the last module helping the U12 team go 12 wins in a row between games programme and tournament matches. His ability to counter attack teams by driving forward into space along with the quality of the final ball has meant he has had a number of assists but also scored a couple of goals from CM including two excellent freekicks. Kian has always been know throughout the academy as a simply amazing athlete but I feel these last six weeks he has had consistent quality in possession.

Kyrell Wheatley - Moved to a new role in the team playing a lot more minutes at CB and showed how versatile a plyer he can be . A modern CB who wins possession and stay on the ball carrying it out from the back starting attacks, and getting assist from that position. Kyrell has also scored a couple of important goals this module from that role including a 50 yard lob v Bradford. Giving the skill set Kyrell possesses its always been when and where to use it and the move to this position and his hard work I felt he has now found the balance.


Nathan Moss
- Nathan is now showing good maturity in his role as a player and is becoming very adaptable in different positions. At first he saw himself as an out-and-out CF. He is taking less touches on the ball and recognising when to exploit space and drive forward and when to bring other player in to the game. His work rate has been one of the highest in the group and has defended from the front with a high press when in attack and contained the other defensive units. When moved in to midfield he has worked from box to box and shown a great physical presence and good understanding of the remit of the CM role. His passing has improved and his completion rate is more frequent. Decision making is developing as Nathan used to often turn in to players, his awareness is developing as he is checking his shoulders more and scanning.

Emile Saleh - Emile has played as well in a few different positions, CF,CM,LM,RM and has adapted to all these roles and effected the game. His work rate and attitude to training and games are outstanding. He has contributed with some good goals and also assists. Emile has works very hard on pressing and broke up play well. Emile also recognises that some physical battles he cannot win so uses intelligence to win the ball and times his tackles well. When in attack he is positive and creates himself space and drops in to good areas to get space. On the ball he has got his touches down and brings other players in to the game well inside and outside and will create angles of support when passed.


Morgan Richards
- Morgan started this module well and has demonstrated high intensity and willingness to be a imposing figure in central midfield. Out of possession, he has be determined to win the ball - showing tenacity and willingness to press, delay and deny space to his opponent. He has been dominant in his duels and tackles and he has improved his aerial ability. In possession, Morgan has used his range of passing effectively and his ability to dribble and drive with the ball to assist and create goals.

TJ Alidu - TJ has shown some excellent form over the module, scoring two hat tricks in that time. He shows good confidence and poise in front of goal and has being an important part of the team, giving the team goals and quality in the final third. 


Jacob Mattock
- Jacob has been a real presence in the midfield, shown great athleticism to work box to box. Pressing quickly in central areas and covering and screening the back four to break up attacks.

Matt Feurtado - Matty has again found his creative spark, he has shown intelligence to find spaces to recieve in tight areas and shown the ability to turn and play out of these. As well as dominating one v ones with skill and movement to create and score some sublime individual goals.


Luke Rawson
- Luke has demonstrated a fantastic attitude throughout the past six weeks, showing a great work rate, energy and consistency in his performances. Luke has shown an improved self-belief and confidence in his ability and this has brought out some impressive performances.

Nathan Morley - Nathan has been extremely consistent this past module. His performance levels in both training and games have been excellent and he really has shown a level of consistency and maturity beyond his years. A player with a brilliant attitude, respectful and hard working all the time. A joy to work with, and a pleasure to see him show a further improvement in his play in recent weeks.

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