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“We all just want our chances”: Blues academy graduate desires others to get their opportunities

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The latest instalment of the Blues’ youth revolution?

Perhaps, it might be a bit too early to say that definitively, but it’s fun to speculate at this stage. Having been in the club’s headlines recently for his double achievement over the weekend, signing his first professional contract, then making his first senior appearance for the Blues, Nico Gordon spoke to the club’s in-house channel BluesTV about making the step up from the academy into the senior team:

“I feel comfortable, Pep is very warming, he gives good advice to be a better player and I feel I’ve settled in good. I feel we all just want our chances really, I’m grateful to get mine and all of us just want to show that we can play and be more involved in the first-team.”

I just hope that the next manager shows as much faith in the young players as Pep Clotet has done during his tenure.

The Spaniard has spoken before about the young players that the club has available to them and how the future is bright for the club, and it would be nice to see that mantra carried forward into the next regime.

Are we safe yet?

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That’s why I think it’s so important that Clotet uses these last few games of the season to give these young players that are on the bench their chance to show their worth. We might just be able to find that diamond in the rough like Jude Bellingham and then take that form into the next campaign.

Given that a lot of the players we are being linked with this summer are free agents, it’s clear that we’re not going to have a lot of money to spend, so where do you make up that shortfall? Through the academy players, and if one look at our bench tells you one thing, it’s that we’ve got plenty of them in abundance that need using up.

What about you? Do you think that the club’s youth policy will be carried on into next season when the new manager comes in?

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  • tracey tyler says:

    Another 2/3 Wins please before introducing the youth players but do not forget the higher you finish in the League the more money we get so there is a conflict of interests out there. Do not know how the situation at Wigan will effect things but i am sure they will not be the last

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