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U18s Host Colchester
Friday, 11th Oct 2019 10:25

Town’s U18s are in action against Colchester United at Playford Road on Saturday morning (KO 11am).

The young Blues, who are fifth in the Professional Development League Two South table, will be looking to get back to winning ways after last week’s 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Meanwhile, first-year scholar Elkan Baggott, a central defender has pledged to play international football for Indonesia.

Baggott, whose father is English and mother Indonesian, was born in Thailand. Having lived in Jakarta as a child, he moved to England in 2011 and began his two-year scholarship this summer.

“I want to help Indonesia climb the FIFA rankings, play in the finals of the World Cup, and win trophies with Tim Garuda [Indonesia national team's nickname],” he told Football Tribe.

“I want to play for Indonesia to make my family and my nation proud, it is where I was brought up and where I learnt how to play football. Because of this, I want to give back to the nation and play in their colours.”

Elsewhere, Norwegian Ejdin Djonlic, the youngest person in Europe to gain the UEFA A Licence, has joined the academy as a part-time coach.

The 24-year-old, who was born in Norway to Bosnian parents, was previously coaching in the youth set-up at Norwegian club Raufoss and also working for the Norwegian FA, having previously had a spell as a regional development coach at Norwich City.

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