Search

Young guns can go even higher

Nico Cotton shone during his loan spell from Southend United at Crown Meadow. Picture: Shirley D Whitlow

Nico Cotton shone during his loan spell from Southend United at Crown Meadow. Picture: Shirley D Whitlow

Shirley D Whitlow

Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher believes the Blues youngsters are capable of going on to play at a higher level.

Gallagher guided the Trawlerboys to an 11th-placed finish in the Ryman League Premier last season with a young nucleus of players capable of going on to greater things.

The likes of Fraser Blake-Tracy, Harry Barker and Travis Cole have all shone at Crown Meadow and Gallagher admits that with the right attitude some of his youngsters could play in the National League set-up or higher. However, he hopes they can continue their development at Crown Meadow for the moment.

“All the young players that we’ve got in the squad could play at a higher level,” said Gallagher, who has had to work with a much reduced budget recently in comparison to previous seasons. I heard someone say the other day that you’ve sometimes got to have a career before your career and I think that’s right.

“It’s so competitive in English football now that sometimes you have to prove yourself at a lower level before you can go on.”

Lowestoft are likely to try and exploit the loan market next season as they continue building a reputation for bringing on youngsters at Football League clubs. Ben Killip, Harry Kyprianou and most recently, Nico Cotton have all thrived at the Meadow during loan spells and Gallagher admits the Blues could look to take on more loan players.

“I think this level can be such a good grounding for young players to cut their teeth.

“There’s so much to be gained from playing your early years at this level and I think we’ve seen that with some of the young loan players we’ve helped to bring on here.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Lowestoft Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Lowestoft Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Lowestoft Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other sport

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The non-league football season maybe at a close, but how about tackling our non-league quiz?

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lowestoft Town chairman Gary Keyzor has promised an occasion to savour after Norwich City confirmed they will return to Crown Meadow this summer for their first pre-season friendly.

Friday, May 26, 2017

High water level on Oulton Broad combined with wind direction produced choppy conditions that effected all classes of racing last week.

Friday, May 26, 2017

There was another bumper turn-out from Waveney Valley AC at race two of the Great Yarmouth 5-mile promenade series, which attracted a field of 367 in testing conditions.

Most Read

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lowestoft Town chairman Gary Keyzor has promised an occasion to savour after Norwich City confirmed they will return to Crown Meadow this summer for their first pre-season friendly.

Read more
Gary Keyzor
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

James Hubbard’s stunning fall from grace continued in Wigan as he failed to win his prized tour card back.

Read more
United Kingdom
Friday, May 26, 2017

High water level on Oulton Broad combined with wind direction produced choppy conditions that effected all classes of racing last week.

Read more
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Norfolk League Division One leaders Happisburgh chased down 200 to overcome bottom side East Harling, writes Tim Porter.

Read more
Barton Wanderers
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Joint manager Ady Gallagher praised the spirit of his Lowestoft side after they came from behind to take the points at Leamington.

Read more
Ady Gallagher

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 12°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter