Dave has been released, but he showed lots of endeavour and you couldn’t wish for a better lad in terms of wanting to learn.
He just struggled with scoring goals. If I looked at what he’s given the team and the effort we asked from him, you couldn’t fault him. He’s a game lad and wants to do very well. But as a centre forward you’ve got to score goals and what he didn’t do was score enough goals in the amount of games he played.
We also played him in right midfield, where he did quite well, but he was unlucky with injuries. The two periods when you thought there was a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel, where he scored goals, he then got injured.
Dave came from Dulwich, and at the age that we bought him, what he wanted most was to learn. That’s one thing that he has done. It was always going to be difficult for David because he’s not come through the system here, he’s somebody we took late that had a certain amount of ability.
The area he struggled was scoring goals, but we couldn’t have asked anymore from him with the other parts of his game.
No doubt he has a future in the game and the 18 months he had here will benefit him. He has got himself to the level where he can make a living out of the game.
Fergie is probably the opposite to Dave McEwen in that he will score goals. Full of running and certain amount of rawness about him.
Come from playing first team football on a part time basis in Scotland, so he has the the rawness and it’s just about ironing out some of the edges from his game.
Very willing and very willing runner, somebody who will get on the end of things. I think the timing when he came was good, he’s had part of the season, about half, and I think he’ll be better for it next season. He’ll come back, have a good pre-season, first one with us and I think he’ll get better.
Yannick has struggled a little bit to transfer his under-19 form into the reserves, but he would argue that he hasn’t had enough games on a regular basis, which is always difficult when he had Ferguson and sometimes McEwen ahead of him.
At under-19 level he’s done very well, got pace and scores goals — which is obviously why the club offered him a contract to stay. He has potential, sometimes with young ones it’s a case of realising it, but he is one we expect and can see scoring goals. His under-19 play is better than his reserve team play, but we expect him to be a more regular player next season.
Mr Theo Foley. One thing about Theo is you know he’s got a wealth of experience, an absolute wealth. The teams that he’s been with, not just the success he had at Arsenal, but he’s been in the game an awful long time.
One thing I’d say about the younger players is that Theo has a certain personality and loves to get on well with everybody and have a laugh and a joke. One thing you can see is the respect that the players have for him, that’s goes without saying.
The young boys really play for him and he goes about his football business in a certain way. It’s about players playing for him and they certainly do with a lot of respect.
The final part of Chris Hughton's reserve reports including a special mention for his replacement as boss.