Gold names his top young prospects

BurkeDavid Gold has his eyes fixed very much on the Irons academy after beng presented with the Under-21 Cup at the latest Premier League meeting.

The senior title of course went to Leicester City, he the U21 Premier League trophy to Manchester United, the U18 Premier Leagueto Manchester City and of course the U21 Premier League Cup to the Irons.

And whilst he has made it clear that five or six new signings are on their way to the Olympic Stadium he is thrilled at the great youngsters making their way through.

He said: “I believe Reece Oxford and Reece Burke are two of the most-talented young defenders coming through in this country.

And he added on the official site: “Then you have Martin Samuelsen. I hope it is only a matter of time before he emerges into the first team.

“We didn’t win the U21 Cup I was presented with on Thursday because we have poor players – it is because they are special young players and I look forward to seeing their continued development.”


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