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Another Promising Youngster To Get A Chance?

Another Promising Youngster To Get A Chance?

Alec McLeish has revealed that he has been pleased with the progress of young Samir Carruthers and he has a decision to make on whether to include him against QPR.

Those who follow the second string will know that Carruthers in a highly rated winger who has been steadily making a name for himself since he swopped the Arsenal academy for ours a few years back.

His performances this season have impressed Eck and he has been taking part in training with the first team to see how he handled it.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of tonight's game against QPR, McLeish said that with a few players suffering niggles, Carruthers was the next natural option to look at.

'We've been adding young kids to the squad over the weeks and a few of them are showing up well in training. The latest one is wee Samir, who's been impressive. Whether he makes the squad depends on a couple of players with little niggles.'

Be good to see him make the bench, we've got to make far better use of our youngsters - better timed substitutions and letting them learn in their natural positions would go a long way.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday February 1 2012
Time: 4:03PM

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Might be a good time to include him. Certainly the right type of game to try him out
JWiLs2315
01/02/2012 16:13:00
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'we've got to make far better use of our youngsters - better timed substitutions and letting them learn in their natural positions would go a long way' Could not agree more. We also need a manager who once the players start to emerge can continue their development so they progress to the next level. That has proved elusive so far and it certainly wont change with Eck in charge... it seems as if the academcy does their job year on year and then when it gets to 1st team level it all goes belly up ...
ByEck
01/02/2012 16:23:00
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byeck, don't disagree that our current manager is a tool or that the previous long standing manager couldn't see a talented young player if he was standing in front of him with a sign board (I exclude GH because his tenure was a dogfight but he still bloodied, Clark, Albie, Delph, Herd, Hogg, Lichaj, Fonz, bannan etc it was just too short to see if he could develop them further) however it does have to be said that none of those youth talents have gone on to make it elsewhere under different management only possible exception being Cahill, so maybe it suggests that for all the hype our academy isn't actually as good as we like to think it is.
AVbornandbred
01/02/2012 18:21:00
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I think the answer is simpler than both of your answers. Our academy IS brilliant - a fact borne out by our consistent top-drawer results in the competitions they are involved in. However, the simple truth is that the vast majority of players who try to make the giant step up to the Prem - from any academy setup - simply don't make it.
BobTheBuilder
01/02/2012 18:43:00
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Agree Bob, it's a huge step up and not man make it and stick at it. The point is the academy continues to do its bit and that it is recognised as one, if not the best in the country.
holte ender 1969
01/02/2012 19:13:00
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