Howe has high hopes for youth

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is confident that the club's academy will continue delivering 'exceptional talents' that will support the Cherries in the long term.

Last Updated: 13/11/13 at 17:42 Post Comment

Eddie Howe: Bournemouth boss hopes to see more young players emerge

Eddie Howe: Bournemouth boss hopes to see more young players emerge

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Howe, a product of the academy himself, admitted that the club's meteoric rise from League 2 has stifled some young players from breaking through into the first team.

He told the Daily Echo: "If we were still in League 2 I would imagine a lot more players who have come through the ranks to possibly the first team.

"But as we are at Championship level, it is only really the exceptional talents who are going to get through.

"The challenge is to keep bringing through players but it gets more difficult to produce for your first team because the level is a lot higher."

Howe also spoke about Southampton's former Bournemouth youngster Adam Lallana, who was recently called up to the England squad that will face Chile and Germany.

He added: "You look at Adam Lallana, who was with us until he was 12 and how well is he doing in the Premier League with Southampton.

"All the people that work with the young lads in the centre of excellence should take a lot of pride in that and we hope to produce more.

"We look very fondly on all the players we develop so we take pride in the fact both Danny (Ings) and Sam (Vokes) are scoring goals and doing well at Championship level, as we do with other players."

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e'll be fine, no problem. If they do get relegated, he's definitely going to ask how anyone could ever have thought that Villa were going to be fine given their problems before he came.

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toke though. Hmn. I don't think it was defending that made people dislike Stoke so much as the out and out cheating/nastiness they regularly displayed. That, and they kept buying the odd flair player and then ruining them (Oh! Tuncay, what were you thinking?).

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ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

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