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 Welsh Football Young Guns update news - by Owain Jones

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Young guns news - 18th-29th Oct 10

Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury - striker) Will be out for around 2-3 weeks after picking up an ankle sprain while away with the Wales U19's. 

Troy Brown (Ipswich - defender) Finally got his Championship first team start on Tuesday night as the Tractor Boys travelled to Vicarage Road.  Unfortunately for Brown his dream start didn't go as planned, as Watford struck twice before half time to gain an advantage that they would not lose.  Brown was subbed after 68 minutes but will be stronger for the experience.   

Ryan Doble (Southampton - striker) Scored a goal as the U21 side beat Fulham in midweek.  After a trip to Basle with the Wales seniors, Doble is now looking to impress Saints manager Nigel Adkins. 

Michael Doughty (QPR - midfielder) Started and played 90 minutes as the reserves beat Wycombe 2-1 this week.  Doughty picked up an assist with a delightful through ball for his sides first goal.

Paul Dummett (Newcastle - defender) Was once again in the back four as the reserves took on Bolton on Tuesday afternoon.  The Magpies ran out 4-1 winners. 

Keiran Freeman (Nottingham Forest - defender) Played the full 90 as the U18's beat Barnsley to pick up a second consecutive FA Premier Academy win.  It was another clean sheet for the defence who beat Leeds 4-0 last week.  It was his last involvement before Wales U19 duty. 

Sam Hart (Preston - defender) Got another reserve team run out this week as the Lillywhites took on Tranmere at Deepdale.  Preston won the game 4-3.

Patrick Otte (Middlesborough - defender) The former Wales U19 training camp member played 61 minutes as the second string beat Gateshead 5-1 on Monday night. 

Joe Partington (Bournemouth - midfielder) Will spend the next month on loan at Eastbourne Borough after finding first team chances tough to come by this season. 

Christian Ribeiro (Bristol City - defender) Hopes to be back in action next week after picking up a hip/groin injury.  The Wales international will miss this weekends game against Boro.  

Young guns news - Saturday 16 Oct 10

Kayleden Brown (WBA - striker) Scored a hat-trick as the Baggies beat Willenhall 4-1 in the Birmingham senior cup this week.  Keith Downing the coach was complimentary about Browns power and pace.

Paul Dummett (Newcastle - defender) Lined up for the reserves as they took on Blackpool this week.  Dummett started and played 90 minutes as the Magpies came from 2-0 down to win 3-2.

Kieron Freeman (Nottingham Forest - defender) Started for the reserves as they beat Sheff Weds 5-0 in midweek.  Freeman who has captained the second string on occasions this season played 90 minutes.  The Wales U19 international also played 90 minutes as the U18's picked up the first win of the season with a 4-0 thumping of Leeds. 

Aaron Holloway (Bristol City - defender) Was a handful once again as the U18's beat Birmingham in a six goal thriller last weekend.  Holloway was fouled for a penalty and picked up an assist in the win. 

Aristote Nsiala (Everton - defender) Has joined Macclesfied on loan as he looks to get some senior first team football under is belt.  He will join fellow Wales U19 training camp member Vinny Mukendi (Macclesfield - striker) at Moss Rose.  He recently played at Anfield during Jamie Carraghers testimonial.  Mukendi picked up the only goal of the game as the reserves beat Oldham 1-0, the forward scoring from 18 yards out with a sweet finish. 

Patrick Otte (Middlesborough - defender) Was once again with the reserves this week as the second string beat Grimsby away on Tuesday.

Josh Rees (Arsenal - midfielder) Kept up his impressive start to the season with another goal as the U18's beat London rivals Chelsea 3-0 last Saturday.  Rees who was a sub came on to score from the bench. 

Elliot Scotcher (Ipswich - midfielder) + Jack Simmons (Ipswich - midfielder) Both played 90 minutes in the U18 2-1 win at West Ham.  The duo were also involved in the 0-0 draw the week before. 

Rhys Taylor (Chelsea/Crewe - goalkeeper) Has been praised by manager Dario Gradi for his recent performances.  Taylor will have to be on his game during the next few weeks as experienced stopper Steve Phillips returns from injury.
"Rhys is a young lad making his way in the game and we have been impressed with him." Dario Gradi, Crewe manager.

Young guns news - Sunday 10 Oct 10

Billy Bodin (Swindon - striker) Made an appearance off the bench for the Robins in the 2-1 defeat to Dagenham and Redbridge.  Swindon have now lost the last two League One games and Bodin Jnr will hope to get his chance to fire up front.

Troy Brown (Ipswich - defender) Picked up another taste of first team football with 10 minutes for the first team in the 2-1 win over Leeds last weekend.  Brown stepped off the bench as the Trotters held on to a slender one goal cushion.

Nathan Craig (Everton - midfielder) Picked up an assist as Everton lost 2-1 to the Baggies on Tuesday night.  Kayleden Brown (WBA - striker) was an unused sub.  

Paul Dummett (Newcastle - defender) Was once again on second string duty on Tuesday night as the reserves drew a blank against Villa in the 0-0 draw.  The Villa starting XI had Elliot Parrish (Aston Villa - goalkeeper) between the sticks.  

Iain Edmunds (Shrewsbury - defender) Scored his sides only goal as the Shrews youth team drew 1-1 with Walsall.  Edmunds followed up his own shot which was saved to score from the rebound.

Aaron Holloway (Bristol City - defender/midfielder/striker) Scored his third as makeshift striker as the U18's conceded late after taking a 3-1 lead against Spurs. Holloway had rounded the keeper to give his side a two goal cushion before a late comeback.

Gerwyn Jones (Loyola University Maryland - defender) Picked up another award for defensive player of the week.  

Josh Rees (Arsenal - midfielder) Scored as the Gunners beat Norwich 3-2 in an U18 encounter last weekend.  Rees a Wales qualified midfielder through Pembrokeshire born grandparents has been in fine form this season.

Conor Roberts (Tranmere - midfielder) Is out of his protective boot and has started jogging as he looks to get his season under way after injury.

Jon Williams (Crystal Palace - midfielder) Could and possibly should have scored as the U18's beat Charlton in a London derby last Saturday.  Williams played the full 90 and had a few a few glimpses of goal which he failed to take.

Young guns news - Sunday 3 Oct 10

Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury - striker) Stepped off the bench to score as the Shrews drew 2-2 with Wycombe.  Bradshaw was called up to the Wales U19 recently and scored on his debut against Liechtenstein. 

Ryan Doble (Southampton - striker)
Played 90 minutes as a Saints U21 team drew 0-0 with a Brighton reserve team this week.

Paul Dummett (Newcastle - defender) Came out on top in the reserve duel against Jake Cassidy (Wolves - striker) in midweek.  The Geordies won 2-1.

Sam Hart (Preston - defender) Was back in action this week as the Preston reserves beat Bury 3-1. 

Aaron Holloway (Bristol City - defender)
Found himself up front for the U18's last weekend as academy boss John Clayton struggles to find the youth internationals best position.  The change of position did no harm with Holloway scoring both goals in the 2-0 win against Coventry.

Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading striker) Replaced Simon Church with twenty minutes to go and scored his first Championship goal with a fine run and shot.  He picked up an assist for his sides first in the 3-0 win against Barnsley.  But it was Simon Church (Reading  striker) with the winner in midweek, stepping off the bench in midweek to clinch all three points with two minutes left in normal time against Ipswich.

Christian Ribeiro (Bristol City - defender)
Started again for Bristol City away at Burnley last Saurday.  The Wales U21 international played 90 minutes in the 0-0 stalemate. He wasn't so lucky in midweek as the Robins crashed 3-1 to Pompey.

Jon Williams (Crystal Palace - midfielder) Played 90 minutes for the Eagles U18 team in the 2-0 win against West Ham last weekend..

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