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Hunger And Desire Of Youngsters Key

Hunger And Desire Of Youngsters Key

Gerard 'the Houllie' Houllier has said the 'hunger and desire' of our youngsters will be key in tonight's Quarter Final clash against Blues.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the Carling Cup game Houllier focused on the effort and importance of the youngsters who have been drafted into the squad following our spate of injuries, especially wee Barry Bannan and not so wee Ciaran Clark, praising both their attitude and aptitude and describing them as key to success tonight.

'The key factor to winning games is hunger and desire and that's why I like the young players in the team.'

Speaking on specifically Houllier said his versatility in switching to a midfield role had been as good for the club as the player.

'I saw that quality very quickly, he looked a player. I have seen him play well, he is young, he can play.'

Houllier adds that at this moment in time he is unsure on what would be considered Clarkie's best position, but whether he's on the pitch in defence or in midfield he's performing and taking his chance, and ultimately that is all that's important.

'He is a young player and at the moment I am playing him as a defensive midfielder because he can pass, he can score, he reads the game well and I also like his work rate.'

We all had high hopes of Clarkie for centre half, you have to wonder if he's going to be even more valuable to us than originally thought.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday December 1 2010
Time: 9:44AM

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As you know Mike, Clarkie has always shown great promise, the lad will be a stalwart of this club for some time, as long as we can beat away the advances of the big wallets.
steff_the_villan
01/12/2010 11:45:00
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Set to follow in Barry's footsteps maybe? Remins me a lot of Southgate and I think he came as a midfielder, or am I wrong? Regarding Bannan, 21 today so he isn't actually 'that young' to be called a youngster. Makes me wonder why he has taken so longer to come through, after all Delph was transferred for £m's and is younger than wee Barry.
Gordonsleftboot
01/12/2010 13:44:00
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Nonsense stennyvilla. I'm not sure just how much reserve team/youth team football you get to watch, but I would imagine not too much for you to come out with an observation like that. Cieran Clark is probably the one who has been closest to breaking into the first team, but because of the form of james Collins and Richard Dunne, he has had little opportunity to shine. The others haven't made the breakthrough previously, because quite frankly then weren't up to the task. Last season Marc Albrighton was injured and struggling for form, while Barry Bannan, Jonathan Hogg, Herd, Fonz, and Lichaj simply weren't consistent or good enough. Who knows, but for our serious injury situation to date this season, maybe they might not have had the opportunities that they have indeed received. Blaming Martin O'Neill is ridiculous, and is an accusation made out of ignorance of the situation.
glensider
16/12/2010 06:42:00
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