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3 September 2019

“Every kid that has come up has done themselves proud and the Academy proud"

Stuart Taylor says the young Blues will gain from playing in the Trophy after watching Town’s bow in the competition end in victory against Tottenham U21s.

A second-half brace from Jordan Roberts gave Blues a 2-1 victory, with 18-year-old Armando Dobra the architect of both goals, while Academy scholar Tyreece Simpson was handed his first-team debut.    

“We knew it would be a good game of football because obviously Tottenham look to get the ball down and play and we wanted to pass it as well,” Town’s assistant manager, Stuart Taylor, told iFollow Ipswich.

“It was good for Jordan to get a couple of goals. He shows a fantastic work ethic and gets himself into good areas.

“Dobs was terrific as well. He has got bags of energy and real quality on the ball. He’s a really promising young talent.

“I’m not surprised at the ability of the young players here. As soon as we came in last year, we looked at an U18 game and an U23 game and recognised the talent that was there and hence why the manager has brought the young players through into the first-team.

“Every kid that has come up has done themselves proud and the Academy proud and a lot more of them will get a chance.

“That is what this tournament is about, giving young players a chance in this environment. The Premier League clubs are doing it and we are no different.”

See the full interview on iFollow Ipswich.

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