George Marsh is a tenacious, tough-tackling holding midfielder who can also drop in at centre-half and has performed diligently within our Academy set-up in recent years, often captaining the team when he plays.
To that end, he wore the armband and led the Under-18s during 23 league appearances in 2016-17, in addition to six games in our run to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals, where he scored in our 4-1 fourth round win at Queens Park Rangers. He also played five times in the Under-19 UEFA Youth League, made three starts and three substitute appearances for the Under-23s in the Premier League 2 and was part of the Under-18 team that won the IMG Cup in Florida just before Christmas in 2016.
George was born in Pembury in Kent and raised in nearby Hawkhurst, having attended Robertsbridge Community College prior to joining our Academy full-time in the summer of 2015.
His Under-18s debut came in a 3-1 defeat to Reading in February, 2015 - the first of four substitute appearances he made at that level during 2014-15.
George made good progress in his first full season with our Under-18s, making 21 appearances in 2015-16. He began that campaign filling in at centre-half but by the end of it he was making an impact in central midfield as captain.
His performances earned him a place on the bench for our Under-21s at the end of that season and he duly made his debut at that level as a substitute in a 3-1 win over Sunderland at White Hart Lane in April, 2016.
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