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Holden keeps watchful eye on young Robins

City Head Coach Dean Holden has stressed how important it is for him to stay close with the younger players, stating “the pathway is clear” at City.

He watched on as Sam Bell scored twice in a 4-1 win for City Under-23s over Crewe Alexandra Under-23s at Weston-super-Mare’s Optima Stadium on Tuesday.

Ryley Towler and Opi Edwards, both of the development group, will travel with the first-team squad for the Sky Bet Championship fixture against AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday night (October 28th, 7.45pm KO).

Edwards, who signed a new contract in August 2019, made his Robins debut against Watford in January 2018, while Towler was named in the matchday squad for the first time in the opening day 2-0 win over Exeter City in September. Holden also handed James Morton his debut in the win.

 

City Head Coach Holden said: “It’s extremely important and it’s great to have the opportunity to come here. Last week we had 11 of the Under-23s at the training ground for a session, we have a couple in the first team squad so the pathway is clear, as it has been at this football club for a long time now.

“It’s important for myself to get my eyes on these players and to show the interest. You never forget being a young player and seeing the first team staff around it - it gives you a buzz!”

ROBINS TV

The match at the Vitality Stadium will be exclusively available on Robins TV for £10.

Rene Gilmartin will be on the show as a pundit and commentator, with the matchday stream starting at 7.15pm followed by all the action from the south coast.

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