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Obita's great story

28 September 2013

Academy man graduates

Manager Nigel Adkins has described Jordan Obita's journey to the first team as 'fantastic,' praising the winger for his 11-year journey with the club.

Obita has been with us since he was eight, and made his full League debut last week at Derby, performing exceptionally well in a cracking 3-1 away win.

Jordan is one of many Academy players on the right path, and the boss said, "He's been here since 8 years of age, what a fantastic story, to then start a League game.

"There's another player on that journey from 8 years of age Jake Taylor, he's been knocking on the door.

"It's fantastic for the Academy structure, not just the coaches, but everyone who had an involvement in Jordan's journey. They must have been really proud to see him start.

"Long may it continue. We've got a long history of players coming through and we want that to continue in a big way."

A full list of our Academy graduates is online here.

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