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Andy Parkinson proud of youth team development so far

7 November 2019

Tranmere Rovers U18s manager Andy Parkinson is proud of the development that his young players are showing after Saturday’s emphatic 9-0 home victory over Morecambe at The Campus.

Jake Burton led the way with a hat-trick, while Kyle Hayde and Cameron Ferguson both scored twice, which were added to by strikes from George Nugent and Ryan Stratulis.

It was a third straight win in the EFL North West Youth Alliance after beating Rochdale and Port Vale in their previous fixtures, to move up the table.

And Parkinson was delighted with the display from his youth side and is impressed with the development of the squad.

Parkinson said: “In my five years as youth team manager, it is my most impressive result and the players can take great credit for their performance.

“We went 2-0 up at half-time thanks to a well-taken Jake Burton goal, and we set out a different balance in the second-half that the players embraced, and we scored seven really good goals.

“It was difficult circumstances for Morecambe as they had a player sent off, but take no credit away from our players, we still had a job to do, and we did it well.

“There has been a real upturn in form and the results have shown that in recent games.

“The team have gone from second bottom of the league, up to fourth, so there has been a great improvement and I am proud of them.

“It is about the collective development, it’s not about the results and we have to challenge the lads in terms of their development as players into young adults.”

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