Neil Ross pre-FA Youth Cup: “If they’re performing well, the pathway will be there”

Neil Ross’ U18s FA Youth Cup squad consists of several players he’s monitoring for progression into the U21s, confirmed the manager, after winning all three of their pre-season friendlies. A trip to Brighouse Town in the cup opens the U18s’ season on Wednesday having beaten Stockport County, Bradford City Development and Buxton in pre-season. Rhys […]

“They will be judged what they do off the ball”: Asher Bailey’s reaction post-7-1 win at Buxton

Asher Bailey highlighted the work rate of his U19s as reason for their 7-1 victory away at Buxton on Tuesday as they completed pre-season with three wins in three. Bailey’s instructions then allowed a fluidity between a front three which scored five of Farsley’s seven goals while dominating possession. George Boulton’s introduction in the second-half […]

“The JPL boys – players understanding the system a year earlier”: Asher Bailey’s reaction post-Bradford City Development victory for U19s

Asher Bailey appreciated the goalscoring debuts of Josh Carney and Eloi Nyom in the U19s’ 7-1 victory vs Bradford City Development, crediting the pair’s pathway from the U16s last season. Bailey praised the whole U19s players for hitting their targets during the comfortable win after extended time on the training pitch recently finally transferred into […]

“We said to them at half-time – ‘play high, right up against them’”: Neil Ross’ reaction post-Stockport County victory

Neil Ross enjoyed his U19s’ high pressing which he believes led to their goals as they beat Stockport County in their opening pre-season friendly. Instructions to keep the front three tightly compact he believes were followed with forward Modou Bojang and attacking midfielder Jared Felix netted the goals in a second-half turnaround after a 1-0 […]

Match report: Bojang & Felix goals open U19s pre-season with victory at Stockport County

Modou Bojang and Jared Felix’s second-half goals earned the U19s victory vs Stockport County in their opening pre-season friendly, recovering a 1-0 half-time deficit. A mis-weighted backpass from Yonas Melake gave Stockport a 22nd minute lead while Bojang hit the side netting from inside the box in the first-half. Captain Rhys Toft’s saved twice from […]