Mick: Flynn and Tristan will get rewards of success in good time
Mick McCarthy says his young players won’t get carried away with any plaudits that come their way. He won’t let them!
Flynn Downes and Tristan Nydam have broken into the first-team this season and caught the eye but Town, like most clubs, have seen youngsters make an instant impression but fail to deliver on their early promise.
The Town boss doesn’t expect that to be the case with his talented teenagers.
“Flynn and Tristan have shown their potential and we all hope they go on to have long and successful careers at this Football Club. There is no reason why not,” writes Mick in his column in Saturday’s matchday programme.
“Young players can emerge on the scene and get told they are brilliant and get showered with this and that. That can change things.
“The young lads here won’t get instant rewards at this Club though and that’s a good thing. Those rewards will come in time, if they play games. They are more grounded then. They have earned it and appreciate it more. In my opinion, that’s the way it should be.
“They have got a great attitude about them anyway. They won’t start getting carried away. TC and I won’t let them!”
Saturday’s programme against Brentford features an in-depth interview with Bart Bialkowski who talks about being a knockout with Blues and getting knocked out by a fan. There are interviews with Martyn Waghorn, Flynn Downes, 1978 FA Cup hero Paul Cooper and Academy manager Lee O’Neill, plus the Junior Blues pull-out poster magazine features Grant Ward.