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    Luca Connell

    Luca Connell on bench for Bolton today for I think first time. He is under 18 this season midfielder but we seem to play him left full a fair bit.

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    Came on in extra time.

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    He looked great for the U16s against Bosnia in the Euros. I think he was left back that day. Comfortable on the ball, terrier-like in defence. My thoughts at the time were that he was highly accomplished but at same time, tenacious full backs are two to a penny in underage football. He went off injured in that game and we were poorer without him. Kingdom and I watched that game together, I wonder does he agree. I said a few weeks ago on another thread (Nathan Collins was the prompt) that all but the keeper and central midfield in that team looked like they were beyond what you might expect. Connell was very much in my mind when I wrote that.

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    Knight who was one of those centre mid s was training with Derby's first team before Christmas.i have never been overly impressed with Coffey who played centre mid that day
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    Yeah, he did nothing wrong but nothing particularly good either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    He looked great for the U16s against Bosnia in the Euros. I think he was left back that day. Comfortable on the ball, terrier-like in defence. My thoughts at the time were that he was highly accomplished but at same time, tenacious full backs are two to a penny in underage football. He went off injured in that game and we were poorer without him. Kingdom and I watched that game together, I wonder does he agree. I said a few weeks ago on another thread (Nathan Collins was the prompt) that all but the keeper and central midfield in that team looked like they were beyond what you might expect. Connell was very much in my mind when I wrote that.
    I do agree. I was in Georges Park spectacularly early that day and got to watch the teams warming up in a strong breeze. He stood out in the warm-up as he looked ready-to-go (quite a few didn't which worried me at the time). Certainly he looked tigerish that day, and was more than competent. We weren't as capable without him for two reasons. They made 3 changes to substitute him. They shuffled each of the defenders across the pitch one spot, with Max Murphy coming on making a balls up almost immediately upon the restart. The same lad got roasted a number of times against Belgium apparently.
    It also broke up the Collins/Ledwidge partnership too, which was very impressive, although McEntee improved a huge amount when he went into the middle.

    Knight is a very tidy player, one you could see take a big leap very quickly, as he appears to be very technical.
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    Gets on the bench tonight for first time in league

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