U23s to face Swansea in Premier League Cup
Posted: Thursday, March 1st 2018
Wednesday, March 14th 2018
Jamie McAllister believes more Academy players have the quality to deserve first team consideration.
A number of youngsters have already been handed their City debuts this season, including Opi Edwards, Connor Lemonheigh-Evans and twice-Carabao Cup goalscorer Freddie Hinds.
Most recently, City have been encouraged by the performance of Lloyd Kelly who was one of the standout performers against Burton Albion.
He looks set to compete with Hordur Magnusson for the left-back spot, with Joe Bryan suspended for the visit of Ipswich Town on Saturday.
Assistant head coach McAllister told BCTV: "He (Kelly) has been training well in the last few weeks, He wanted to play last weekend and we agreed. He put in a great performance so it was good to see. He cramped up in the last ten minutes but he handled himself and put in a very accomplished performance.
"He looks a Championship player and by that I mean he defended well, got forward, put balls in the box and he showed good composure on the ball which was great to see."
As for City's regular Under-23s, they have secured their spot in the first of the knockout rounds of the Premier League cup, after topping their group.
They were also joined by some of the first team in 4-3 friendly victory against Cheltenham Town on Tuesday morning (March 13th).
When asked if more academy players could soon be knocking on the door, calling for first-team action, McAllister said: "Yes, why not?
"The gaffer (Lee Johnson) has shown in the past that the pathway is there so it's up to the players to progress.
"A few of the boys did okay against Cheltenham Town so the option is there for them. There have been a lot of debuts this year, for example Connor Evans, Opi Edwards, Lloyd has played a few more games, Freddie (Hinds) too."
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