Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Academy

NINE YOUNG PLAYERS NOW OUT ON LOAN OR WORK EXPERIENCE AS PART OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PLANS AS CAM McWILLIAMS JOINS CORBY TOWN ON A TEMPORARY BASIS

Number of Academy players gaining first team experience is growing

21 February 2019

As part of their personal player development plans, a number of young Northampton Town players are out on either a youth loan or work experience basis to help them gain experience of playing first team football with and against senior players.

There are two types of temporary transfer open to players under the age of 18. Those who have signed professional contracts can move out on a youth loan, while those who are not on professional contracts can make a temporary move on a work experience basis.

Both a youth loan and a work experience move have a degree of flexibility and allow the player to play for both their temporary club and the Northampton Town youth team during the period of their agreement.

Camron McWilliams has this week joined Corby Town on a youth loan. He will be joined at the Evo-Stik South Premier Division Central side by midfielder Jack Newell who has made the switch on a work experience basis.

Striker Jack Daldy is with Wellingborough Town for a work experience spell while midfielder Matthew Slinn has joined Cogenhoe United on a similar arrangement.

Scott Pollock, who made his first team debut at Cambridge United in January, is with St Neots on work experience, joining Cobblers team-mate, defender Ryan Hughes.

Goalkeeper Bradley Lashley is currently playing for Wellingborough Town while Joe Jarvis is on work experience at Leicester Nirvana.

Meanwhile young professional Sean Whaler is currently on loan at Evo-Stik South Premier Division Central Banbury United.

"Playing regular first team football out on loan or work experience is an important part of the development for these boys," said manager Keith Curle.

"It forms part of the development plan that each player has. These boys have proved they can be successful playing against players of their own age and now we want to see how they get on playing first team football, where results matter, and against players who are more experienced and physically stronger.

"It also gives them experience of working with different team-mates, different managers, different personalities and they will learn a huge amount.

"Of course we work closely with Kieran Scarff and his staff to ensure the players are getting the maximum benefit from these spells and we monitor their progress closely.

"We should also remember that Jay Williams and Morgan Roberts are also part of this age group and they were involved with the first team last Saturday.

"I think it shows the strength of the infrastructure of the club that we have so many players out and about playing first team football while the under 18 side still managed to secure an excellent win in the Merit League last weekend."

 


Advertisement block