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 Welsh Football Young Guns update news - by Owain Jones

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Young guns news - Saturday 25 Sep 10

Billy Bodin : photo linked from Bodin (Swindon - striker) Was an unused sub last week as Swindon beat Walsall 2-1 at the Bescot Stadium.  Bodin has been in and around the first team since pre season and will hope to get his chance at some point. 

Jonathan Bond (Watford - goalkeeper) Kept a clean sheet as the Hornets stung Southampton 2-0 in an U18 clash last weekend.  Bond and the defenders were described as excellent by coach Joe McBride. 

Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury - striker) Scored a brace for the reserves in midweek but even that wasn't enough to claw back the four goal advantage that the Shrews had given Accrington Stanley.  The game finished 4-3. 

Simon Church (Reading - striker) & Hal Robson Kanu (Reading - striker) Both scored as they looked to get some game time with the reserves this week.  The Wales internationals featured alongside Jake Taylor (Reading - midfielder) as they beat Leicester 2-1.  Elliott Chamberlain (Leicester - striker) came off the bench after 25 minutes.

Josh Dawkin (Norwich - striker) Scored from 20 yards out as a youthful Norwich XI beat Diss Town 2-1.  Dawkin is in a similar position to Bodin, as he also spent time with the first team squad in pre season and picked up a squad number.

Ryan Doble (Southampton - striker) Was amongst the subs as Nigel Adkins started life at St Marys last Saturday.  Doble also appeared for a Southampton development side against Bristol Rovers in midweek, a game which he scored twice in a 2-0 win. 

Paul Dummett (Newcastle - defender) + Alex Nicholson (Newcastle - defender) Came up against an unbeaten Man City youth team last weekend.  The Wales youth internationals played 90 minutes in the 2-2 draw.  Dummett has captained the reserves this season.

Jack Evans (Gillingham - defender) Played in three different positions as the youth team beat Colchester 1-0 last weekend.

Keiron Freeman : photo linked from Freeman (Nottingham Forest - defender) Was involved with the reserves this week as they drew 1-1 with Rotherham on Wednesday night.  Freeman played the full 90 minutes.   

Jordan Holt (Hull - defender) And his fellow defenders kept a clean sheet in the 5-0 victory over Rotherham last Saturday.   The Tigers youth team have been in fine form this season.

Nat Jarvis (Cardiff City - striker) Will spend the next 28 days on loan at Southend after the clubs agreed a deal.  Jarvis was top scorer for the U18's last season. 

Josh Knight (Port Talbot - midfielder) The former WBA academy member has joined Principality Premiership outfit Port Talbot Town. 

Patrick Otte (Middlesbrough - defender) Was back on he radar this week with an appearance on the reserve team bench during the 2-2 draw with Leeds. 

Jack Mackreth (Tranmere - midfielder) Scored with a header for the reserves as they drew 3-3 with Burnley this week.  Mackreth made a run into the box before scoring with a header from a difficult height. 

Vinny Mukendi (Macclesfield - striker) Returned from injury to grab a goal for the reserves against Wrexham in midweek.  The former Wales U19 training camp member scored with a header, but it was not enough as the Dragons won 2-1. 

Jack Nardiello (Leicester - striker) Is at Leicester City academy and totting up the goals for the U16 side and has represented the Republic of Ireland and U16 level.  Jack is the nephew of former Wales international Donato Nardiello. 

Aaron Phillips (Coventry - defender) The son of former Wales international Dave Phillips has been tipped as one of the young Sky Blues to look out for this season.  The young defender played 90 minutes in his sides 0-0 draw with West Ham last weekend.

Josh Rees (Arsenal - midfielder) Scored the sides third as the U18 team beat Aston Villa 3-1 last weekend.

Ashley Richards (Swansea - defender) Started for the Swans in London Road on Tuesday night as they triumphed where Cardiff had failed in the previous road of the Carling Cup.  Richards played 90 minutes in the 3-1 win.

Elliot Richards (Bristol Rovers - striker) Was a spectator as Bristol Rovers beat Dagenham and Redbridge 3-0 last Saturday.  Richards, a youth international was an unused sub.

Paul Walker (Northampton - goalkeeper) Tasted the atmosphere of Anfield on Wednesday as back up keeper in the Carling Cup defeat to Liverpool.  The former Wales youth international is now second the first team back up keeper.

Young guns news - Sunday 19 Sep 10

Tom Bender (Colchester - defender) Was in the back line as the U's reserves beat Ipswich 3-1 on Wednesday night.  Bender who has been promoted to the U21's by Wales' new caretaker manager Brian Flynn will hope to get some senior game time for Colchester this season.

Troy Brown (Ipswich - defender) Came off the bench to play the last 20 minutes as the Tractor boys crashed to a 3-0 defeat to league leaders QPR on Tuesday night. Brown has been in and around the first team all season and could well be in line for a Championship start should Roy Keane decide to freshen things up.

Josh Dawkin (Norwich - striker) Was heavily involved again as the Canaries thumped Birmingham 4-0 to pick up a third straight victory in the Academy Premier League.  Dawkin picked up an assist and a goal in the comfortable win.

Aaron Holloway (Bristol City - defender) Was once again getting mileage in his legs for the U18's as they pulled off the result of the weekend with a 1-0 win against Arsenal.    

Christian Ribeiro (Bristol City - defender) Scored for the resevers as he continues his comeback from injury.  The Wales U21 international rose highest to nod home from a corner as City beat Hereford 2-1.   

Young guns news - Sunday 12 Sep 10

Kayleden  : photo linked from givemefootball.comKayleden Brown (WBA - striker) Will return to the Hawthorns after Tranmere decided not to extend his loan deal past a month.  The Wirral based club had planned to keep him, but decided against it as he would be away with the Wales youth team for too many days in the next month.

Josh Dawkin (Norwich - striker)
Fired an impressive hat-trick against Spurs in an U18 game last Saturday.  The Wales U19 international scored one in the first and two in the second half as the Canaries won 4-2.

Kieran Freeman (Nottingham Forest - defender) Captained the reserves this week as they beat Bradford 1-0 on Tuesday night.  Freeman has been called up to the U19 squad.

Tom Lawrence (Man Utd - midfielder) Started as the U18's beat Huddersfield 3-0 on the road last Saturday.  Lawrence was also on standby for the Wales U21's.

James Loveridge (Swansea - striker) Picked up game time for the second string on Tuesday night.  The first year scholar struck just after half time, firing in past the keeper to pick a point for the Swans in a 1-1 draw.

Josh Rees (Arsenal - midfielder) Struck for the U18's as they came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Reading last weekend.

Christian Ribeiro (Bristol City - defender) May have missed international duty but he did get a valuable  90 minutes of action as Bristol City XI beat Paulton 6-0 on Tuesday night.

Rhys Taylor (Chelsea/Crewe - goalkeeper) Has signed a deal to remain at Gresty Road on loan for the remainder of the season.  Taylor who has been enjoying life as a regular starter will now hope to stave off experienced keeper Steve Phillips who is returning from injury.

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