16-man squad, including six new players, to take on the Youth Alliance
The Hatters are pleased to welcome six new faces to Paul Driver’s Under-18s squad for the 2014/15 campaign in the Youth Alliance.
The new intake join second year scholars Craig King, Luke Trotman, Harry Tamplin, Lee Hawkes, Lucas Perry, Osamu Allman, Ekene Amadi, Daril Nwgala, Isaac Galliford and Tuki Tayali in Driver’s 16-man squad.
The Town’s youth team boss gives lutontown.co.uk and overview of the six new youngsters aiming to stake a claim in the side next season.
Liam is a goalkeeper who comes from Stotfold. He joined the Academy during his Under-15 season and is an extremely encouraging year as an Under-16 helped him win a scholarship. Liam played a number of games for the youth team at the end of last season and starred in a win over Northampton where he saved two penalties.
Frankie is a 6ft tall central defender and comes from Bedford. He joined the Academy aged eight and is very versatile, having played in almost every position in his time in the system before settling on his defensive role. Frankie is a natural leader and will be the first year captain for the season.
Kyran is a 6ft 3in central defender who comes from Luton and joined the Academy earlier this year having been spotted playing for Barton Rovers. Kyran is comfortable on the ball and is also at home playing in midfield.
James is a central midfield player who can also play at full-back and has been with the Academy since the age of just seven. Technically very good, James played 15 times for the youth team last season, impressing in both of his positions but particularly in midfield. This experience will be invaluable to him as he starts his scholarship.
Alex is a central midfield player from North Greenford who joined the Academy at the start of his Under-15 year, having previously been in the system at Wycombe Wanderers. Alex played for the youth team at the end of last season and scored in both of the final two matches to underline his strength as an attacking midfielder.
Geo is quick, strong striker and comes from Barnet. Previously with Wycombe Wanderers, Geo joined the Academy at the start of his Under-15 year. Geo can play wide but caught the eye with his performances as a central striker towards the end of last season where he scored in Under-17 matches against Oxford and MK Dons, which were enough to seal his scholarship.