genome wrote:3points wrote:Think it is sending strong signals that the younger fringe players don't see a decent route through to the first team under Stam. Lot of strength ahead of them.
He brought Liam Kelly through...
I get that. If you are good enough you will get the opportunity. But the bar has been raised at the moment.
It does make you wonder for how long it is worth clubs like Reading maintaining a Cat 1 academy due to the cost. I know of one former Premier League club that is looking to go down to Cat 3 and look to hoover up players like Jules, Tanner, etc now they are in League 1 and their annual budget is significantly reduced.