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U18s set for kick-off

Posted on 20 August 2010  - 12:00

Our Under-18s step back into Premier Academy League action at Derby on Saturday morning.

U18s set for kick-off

Our Under-18s step back into Premier Academy League action at Derby on Saturday morning.

Coach Alex Inglethorpe is looking for his squad to be competitive again after winning 19 of their 28 PAL matches last term.

That would have been good enough to win three of the four PAL divisions but unfortunately not Group B, as Leicester City stormed to the title unbeaten.

"The emphasis of the team has changed over the years and my role is now very much about developing players to go out loan," said Alex.

"Last season, every Under-19 player at the club went out on loan and played in the Football League, plus a couple of Under-18s. It's going to be the same this season.

"At the same time, we expect the lads not going out on loan to be competitive but the bigger picture as always is to make sure they are correctly developed and not pushed on too quickly.

"We have set high standards and we want to maintain them.

"The performances are just as important. Last season, the intention was always there to play and pass in the Tottenham tradition and that's something we want to push forward."

PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUE FIXTURES, 2010-11

August
21 - Derby County - A - 12pm
28 - WBA - H - 11am

September
4 - Norwich City - H - 11am
11 - Charlton - A - 11am
18 - Chelsea - H - 11am
25 - Leicester City - A - 12pm

October
2 - Bristol City - H - 11am
9 - Watford - A - 11am
16 - Birmingham City - A - 12pm
30 - Coventry City - H - 11am

November
6 - Reading - A - 11am
13 - Cardiff City - H - 11am
20 - Villa - A - 12pm

December
4 - MK Dons - H - 11am
11 - Birmingham City - H - 11am

January
8 - Coventry City - A - 11.30am
15 - Reading - H - 11am

February
5 - Villa - H - 11am
12 - MK Dons - A - 11am
19 - Leicester City - H - 11am
26 - Bristol City - A - 12pm

March
5 - Watford - H - 11am
12 - Fulham - A - 11am
19 - West Ham - H - 11am
26 - Arsenal - H - 11am

April
9 - Southampton - A - 11.30am
30 - Ipswich - A - 11am

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Compiled in association with Atos Origin

All fixtures subject to change...