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 Welsh Football Young Guns update news - by Owain Jones

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Young guns news - Saturday 26 Feb 11

Declan Dalley (Unnatached - defender) Played 90 minutes for the Man Utd U16 team as he looks to secure a permanent contract after being released by Cardiff City. 

Josh Dawkin (Norwich - striker) Looked to have secured all three points for the U18's against Fulham with a smartly taken goal at the near post.  Unfortunately the Cottagers struck back with 90 minutes on the clock to claw back a point. 

Ryan Doble (Southampton - striker) Has signed a new 12 month extension and followed it up by going on loan to Stockport County to get some games.  Doble has impressed the coaching set up who have in return given him the security of a new deal as he looks to find his feet in senior football. 

Ibrahim Farah (Cardiff - midfielder) Picked up his sides only goal of the game as the U18's drew 1-1 with Watford.  Jonathan Bond (Watford - goalkeeper) was in the Hornets starting XI.

Keiran Freeman (Nottingham Forest - defender) Has signed a new contract which will keep him at The City Ground until 2013.  The Wales U19 international played 90 minutes last Saturday as the U18's beat Derby 2-1.  Freeman has also travelled with the first in two FA Cup ties at Preston and West Ham.

Aaron Holloway (Bristol City - defender/midfielder/striker) Got the U18's back to winning ways with a 2-0 win against Coventry.  Holloway was fouled only to dust himself off and score with a header from the resulting free kick.

Tom Lawrence (Man Utd - midfielder) Bagged himself as goal as the U18's destroyed City 6-1 in the U18 international last Saturday.  Lawence benefited from the absence of some of the sides regulars who were on duty with the seniors against Crawley.  The Man City starting XI included Emyr Huws (Man City - midfielder) who was replaced after 46 minutes. 

Elliott Scotcher (Ipswich - midfielder) Played his first East Anglian derby for Ipswich U18's last weekend.  Unfortunately his first taste of football against the Canaries didn't go so well as the former Cardiff academy member had to come off with an injury after 30 minutes.  The game finished 2-2. 

Paul Walker (Northampton - goalkeeper) Returned to light duties after suffering a broken hand while training.  The former Wales youth international has been the senior back up this season.

Young guns news - Sunday 13 Feb 11

NEWS: 24th Jan - 6th Feb

Jonathan Bond (Watford - goalkeeper) Suffered FA Youth Cup heartache as the Hornets lost 2-0 to Kit Symons' team last week.  

Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury - striker) Turned his ankle in training this week and will be out for around 4-6 weeks.

Luke Chambers (Southend - goalkeeper) Got a rare chance between the sticks as the U18's secured a 1-0 win against Dagenham and Redbridge.  Chambers pulled off several saves as Southend and the Wales U17 international kept a clean sheet.

Josh Dawkin (Norwich - striker) Scored a second half goal to secure a point for the U18's against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Jonathan Evans (Accrington Stanley - midfielder) Scored twice for the U18's as they beat a touring Australian Developmen XI.  

Scott Evans (Llanelli - midfielder) Has joined the Welsh contigent in Scotland with a move to Kilmarnock on a two and a half year contract.  

Adam Henley (Blackburn - defender) Started for the reserves and played 90 minutes as they tool on Sunderland this week.  Rovers ran out 2-1 winners.

Aaron Holloway (Bristol City - defender/midfielder/striker) Was up front as the City U18's out foxed Leicester last Saturday.  Holloway powered in from the edge of the box in the 3-2 win.  He also scored his sides only goal as they drew 1-1 with Swindon in midweek.  Holloway was a second half substitute, arriving from the bench after 61 minutes.

Emyr Huws (Man City - midfielder) Was back in the match day squad as the U18's took on Liverpool last Saturday morning.  Huws was an unused sub in the 2-1 loss.   

Joe Partington (Bournemouth - midfielder) Has signed an improved two and a half year contract and will now look to break back into the Cherries starting XI.  The Wales U21 international has been on loan at Eastbourne Borough this season.

Aaron Phillips (Coventry - defender) Played 90 minutes as the Sky Blues U18 team drew 1-1 with Leicester last Saturday.  

Casey Thomas (Swansea - midfielder) Has joined team mate David Cornell (Swansea - goalkeeper) on loan at Port Talbot as Brendan Rodgers looks to give his youngsters some valuable game time.  

Sam Wedgbury (Macclesfield - midfielder) Has joined Altrincham as he looks to get some game time after finding first team starts hard to come by at Moss Rose.

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