Today (30th Aug) we have signed another 2 players for our Development Squad which makes our total Development Squad up to 12 members (however the ones with ? have featured for the first team, even if they just sat on the bench). Our current Dev Squad includes: (Please let me know if I've missed anyone)
GK - Blunkell
Def - Wakely?, Kaninda, Makoli
Mid - Parsons, Leathers, Pattenden, Ward, Young?
Att - De Barr, Mellor?, Al-Hamadi?
I fully support the Dev squad and I like the fact that the club does look to give those that opportunity to shine and get the coaching to learn and develop.
Is it now worth the club entering this team into a recognised U23's league? In this league you can still play 1st team players (up to 4 I believe) and it'll give these players the opportunity to play against higher quality players rather than the odd behind-closed doors friendlies that mean very little?