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Dobra and Clements With First Team in Germany
Thursday, 4th Jul 2019 20:45

Youngsters Armando Dobra and Bailey Clements joined the first-team squad as they flew out to Germany earlier this afternoon for their pre-season training camp.

Attacking midfielder Dobra, 18, signed his first professional deal with the Blues in February and a month later was handed his Albanian U19s debut.

A regular for the U23s last season, Dobra joined Town from the Essex-based Finesse Football Academy as an U15 and became a full-time scholar in the summer of 2017.

Left-back Clements, also 18, signed his first professional deal in August last year having trained with the first team during pre-season and come on as a sub in the Barnet friendly. Clements has been with Town, his local club, since he was seven years old.

The duo will hope to be involved when the Blues take on Bundesliga new boys SC Paderborn in their first friendly of pre-season on Saturday.

Dobra and Clements are far from the only academy products in Germany with the likes of Jack Lankester, Teddy Bishop, Andre Dozzell, Flynn Downes, Tristan Nydam, Josh Emmanuel, Myles Kenlock, Harry Wright and Idris El Mizouni all established members of the first-team squad.

You can find details of Town’s pre-season fixtures ahead of 2019/20 here.

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ITFCsince73 added 20:49 - Jul 4
We need doubt about that.
Job vacancy; ITFC scout, hours to suit. But must do at least 1hr per week.

ArnieM added 20:53 - Jul 4
10 young players either in the academy now or who have come through it over recent couple of years. The future IS bright for our Club. I’m going to look forwards to seeing them cut their teeth in League One this season .

ITFCsince73 added 20:54 - Jul 4
We had some great younger players involved last pre season. Never to be seen again once season proper started. Hoping these 2,s involvement isn’t to put in the shop window for loans out.
Loaning out the Woolf was madness, being our best centre back by some way.

ITFCsince73 added 21:00 - Jul 4
No mention of the wolf in the article???
Is he in Germany??

ITFCsince73 added 21:36 - Jul 4
Being a very sellable player.
Very concerning if not.
No trouble finding a buyer for our no1 young player.
Potentially a lot better than Clark and Webster, that there’s no doubt.

mojo added 21:39 - Jul 4
ITFCsince73. Yes he's at Wolfsburg now.

ITFCsince73 added 21:48 - Jul 4
Mojo. Watch this space then....bloody Germans...

ITFCsince73 added 21:54 - Jul 4
Still... got to be £5m to put towards the debt Mojo...every clouds a silver lining.

leftie1972 added 22:18 - Jul 4
Enjoy your time in Germany gents. Make the most of the opportunity that has presented itself to you!

muccletonjoe added 05:21 - Jul 5
Both Wolfenden and Ndaba are there as well

SouperJim added 07:36 - Jul 5
ITFCsince73 - 6 negative posts on a positive story! You must be great fun to live with! Moan moan moan.

Wickets added 07:56 - Jul 5
I'm not usually one to knock other posters but yours are pathetic ITFCsince73 i just hope our younger players dont read your rubbish !

rabbit added 08:13 - Jul 5
Wickets you have totally hit the nail on the head, unfortunately they will inevitably read these types of comments because footballers are all young men and curious.
It obviously does them no good and such vitriol devalues all football supporters, a great shame and usually comes from the young and immature.
If such social media was available during the day I just wonder how that would have affected the young Bobby Robson who was pilloried for 3 years by a substantial section of ITFC supporters.
Thank heavens he was strong enough to stick it out, lets hope the current squad and management team show a similar resilience.

algarvefan added 09:14 - Jul 5
rabbit, you know what they say....... Opinions are sometimes like A**holes, they shouldn't necessarily be aired in public!
I agree with your post 100% mate.

dirtydingusmagee added 09:15 - Jul 5
ITFCsince73 ,having another bad day ? or trying to dethrone

dirtydingusmagee added 09:17 - Jul 5
we appear to be ready to put some of the youngsters to the test this season, dont expect too much of them it will still be a tough ask.

rabbit added 10:05 - Jul 5
🤣🤣 very good Algarve not heard that for ages....but o so true.

ITFCsince73 added 10:45 - Jul 5
Lighthearted posts....if you kept reading that must have shown. Negative...not me.
I've supported since the early 70, can take the negative with the positive.

Cant keep posting positive, when theres little there, to appease the happy clappers.

ITFCsince73 added 10:49 - Jul 5
Algarvefan. You need to be careful, theres posters who would take great offence to your words above.

Dolphinblue added 13:14 - Jul 5
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣Squad to rip up league one 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Come on......released about 12 players with 1 outfield signing 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Wheres the replacements !?!?!?!?!?!?!?

midastouch added 13:15 - Jul 5

miltonsnephew added 13:39 - Jul 5
Seems very strange we don’t have a number of trialist or released players from say the premier league or higher championships teams with us on this pre season?!
Would be a excellent opportunity to take a look at new players.

Northstandveteran added 14:59 - Jul 5
I am sensing some doubts from previous ' positive ' posters.

We would have struggled in league 1 with last year's performances.

So yes Dolphin, 12 out and one in isn't filling many of us with enthusiasm.

I read an excellent post yesterday stating that Evans has washed his hands of the club to concentrate on the more successful parts of his businesses.

Unfortunately, it is looking like that is the likely scenario.

Mind you, had I pumped £100 million plus into a project and it failed miserably, I think I'd be of the same mindset.

Still, being the shrewd businessman he is, he still managed to con the best part of 12,000 fans to buy a season ticket with false promises.

Ah football. Surely the only business that puts its loyal customers last.

Blue Army!

Carberry added 16:28 - Jul 5
There won't be anybody coming in until Bart's wages are off the books. Ironically if he stays it could be the worst thing that could happen as it would put the brakes on recruitment.

midastouch added 16:56 - Jul 5
@ Northstandveteran
What post are you referring to regarding Evans please? One on here or the forum? Or elsewhere?

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