Fans Allowed Back at Playford Road as U18 and U21 Fixtures Announced
Monday, 1st Aug 2022 15:54
Town’s U21 and U18 Professional Development League Two South fixtures have been announced with the club confirming that fans will be able to watch the young Blues in action at Playford Road during the season ahead.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, supporters have been unable to attend games played at the training ground but this season they will once again be admitted. Limited parking will be available on the Bent Lane side of the training ground.
Senior academy football has reverted to being played between U21 sides rather than U23 for the campaign ahead.
Town’s U21s, who are managed by John McGreal, will start their season at home to Wigan Athletic on Tuesday 16th August (KO 1pm) before an away trip to Barnsley a week later.
The U18s, who carried off the first silverware of the season by winning SuperCupNI last week, are currently being coached by Sam Darlow, who was previously in charge of the U16s, and former midfielder Geraint Williams but with those positions not set in stone with new academy manager, Norwich City's former head of academy coaching Dean Wright, having only taken charge last month.
They get their fixtures under way when they travel to take on Peterborough United on Saturday 13th August, then the following week host Wigan at Playford Road. Dates for both the U21s and U18s are subject to change.
Meanwhile, Jack Wilce has been appointed head of academy sports medicine having previously been senior academy physiotherapist.
U21 Professional Development League Two
U18 Professional Development League Two
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