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Anton: Academy essential

27 May 2013

Owner backs the future

Owner Anton Zingarevich says the club's Academy is an absolutely essential part of our future development.

Anton places a huge importance on our youth setup, and was a regular at our under 18s fixtures this season.

He said, "The Academy is essential, this is where the roots of the football club are born.

"They have done very well again this year under Eamonn Dolan and his staff. 

"I was at the under 18s game against Manchester United a couple of weeks ago; we can all say what can be done for the short term success, but long term this is where we need to go, we need to pay even more attention to our Academy. 

"We dominated the whole game against United to win 1-0 and in that team we have 6, 7, 8 players that can make it to the first team in a couple of years."

Use the hashtag #AcademyWeek to discuss the best season in our Academy's history.

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