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Valuable experience for young Robins - Hines

City U23s were beaten 2-0 by QPR at Ashton Gate but coach Ali Hines stressed they would learn from the defeat.

“Obviously we’re disappointed with the result, but we gave some minutes to some boys who have been out with long-term injuries,” Professional Development Coach Hines told Robins TV.

“Ideally we set up to win as much as we can but there’s a realistic context as to the players we’ve got at the time and where we’re at with those players.”

“It was good to see a couple of under-16 players on the pitch as well. A tough result, but a good long-term development for our players.”

Two of those players that made the move up were 15-year-olds Ephraim Yeboah and Reuben McAllister – son of former player and assistant coach Jamie. 

Reuben McAllister
Ephraim Yeboah

“It’s fantastic for those boys,” Hines continued.

“Their attitudes and quality of performances have been really good, so it’s a credit to the schoolboy program as well who have been coaching and working with them.”

Hines was also impressed with the display of ‘keeper Harvey Wiles-Richards, and believes he has a big future ahead of him.

Harvey Wiles-Richards made numerous saves

“Harvey was good today, as he has been all season,” said Hines. “He has areas of his game he needs to improve on but we’ll work on that, and for a young goalkeeper he’s got a lot of potential.”

Words: Lawrence Stanley and Cameron Wyper

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