The lads finished the season well with three wins in their last four league games and a run to the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.
Coach Pat was also pleased with the introduction of schoolboys in the final months of the season with the likes of Troy Archibald-Henville, James Davis, Matthew Wells, Radwan Hamed and Joe Martin all making the early step up.
We'll have the final part of Pat's reflections tomorrow.
Pat Holland: "Brian has been released but was a super lad. A good kid, good family, great to work with. I think he was technically good but the pace of the game eventually found him out. It was a great experience for him and he’ll go back to America a better player for it and who knows, we might see an American star one day."
Pat: "Excellent. A great lad, his attitude has been spot on since day one when we took him to the Eurofoot tournament in Belgium. First class, captain, will play any position you want him to and I’ve nothing but praise for Kieran."
Pat: "Leigh did really well. Again, a lad who wants to learn. It’s all potential, learning your game and he played in the reserves and did well. He has to keep the same attitude, an open mind to keep seeking knowledge and when he gets the chance to move up to Clive, get in there and take it."
Pat: "I think he got frustrated at times last season. He has tremendous ability, Jamie, a left-footed lad with great enthusiasm for the game. I think he's one of those players where it might take a year or two for him to develop and see the game, perhaps a lad who might have to go out on loan."
Pat: "He was injured and that was a tremendous disappointment for Nathan. He’s a smashing lad. I watched him every day in the gym working out on his own and I felt for him because I’ve been through the same thing myself. He’ll come out of it a better lad and I’m hoping he gets an injury free season next year and we’ll see the best of him."
Pat Holland continues his rundown of how our Academy squad performed last season.