EFL Youth Alliance
An inspired second half performance from Burton retained their interest in the North East Youth Alliance title race as they put Doncaster to the sword at Cantley Park.
Rochdale prospect Aaron Morley has signed his first professional contract with the club after recently turning 17. The young midfielder has agreed terms on a contract that will keep him at Spotland until the summer of 2019.
Reading have rewarded four of their current crop of apprentices with their first professional contract.
The Shrewsbury Town, academy manager, Andy Jones has lavished praise on first team boss Paul Hurst for his work within the academy since he joined the club.
The Preston North End manager, Simon Grayson, has hailed the club’s youth team as they prepare for a first FA Youth Cup Quarter Final appearance in over 50 years.
Aston Villa have completed the signing of Barnsley defender James Bree in a deal that the Tykes have described as being worth a “substantial fee”.
The deadline for nominations for the LFE Apprentice of the Year Award at the English Football League Awards is looming
Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce expects to complete a deal for Bury starlet Jacob Bedeau before the transfer window shuts after staving-off competition from several Premier League clubs.
Blackburn Rovers suffered the heartache of a penalty shoot-out defeat as they went down 7-6 on penalties in the FA Youth Cup to Aston Villa on a freezing night at Ewood Park.
Southampton came from behind to reach the FA Youth Cup fifth round with a 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Wednesday night.
The English Football League is inviting clubs to nominate an outstanding Apprentice player for the LFE Apprentice of the Year Award.
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