Jimmy points out that entering a football club full-time can be a daunting prospect for a new intake and some find it harder to make the transition than others. He is, however, happy with the progress being made by his new batch.
"I'm very pleased," said Jimmy. "I think the boys have worked very hard.
"They've come in and found it very hard to start with. We've worked on a lot of things, they are taking that on board and I'm really pleased with they way some of them have progressed already.
"It is difficult. All of a sudden they are here. They are not used to being full time, they are used to coming in once or twice a week and playing a game on a Sunday.
"Now, after a game you can have them all week to work on certain aspects of their games - whether it's skills or team play.
"I think some of them have taken it on board, realised how important it is to them - it could be their future or the club's future - and they are working hard. Credit to the boys."
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Academy coach Jimmy Neighbour gives us an early assessment of his new under-17 crop in this video special.