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Yorkshire Blue

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Interesting - and encouraging - to see Miles Mitchell-Nelson and Lewis Gard on the bench. I believe Mitchell-Nelson is a centre-half and Gard a midfielder.

This is an important time of the year for the youngsters with contract decisions being made and I expect this means these two will be/have been offered contracts.

Mitchell-Nelson has been playing for the u18s (as recently as Saturday) but has been promoted a few times to the u23s.

He seems to have leap-frogged over three defenders in the process - Dan Matsuzaka, Sonny Coutts and Taylor Curran. Curran may well have done himself out of a place on the bench by getting sent off, but this may not be a good sign for Matsuzaka and Coutts (or they could just be injured!).

Lewis Gard was on loan at Aveley earlier this season. He made 12 appearances for them scoring once and with two assists.

Likewise his appearance on the bench may be bad news for Michael Klass and Joe Bedford, who he seems to have jumped over.


The youngsters we've got contracted (ignoring Yearwood and Bwomono who are now established in the first team squad) are


Ted Smith - 2018
Nathan Bishop - 2019
Josh Bexon - 2018 (option until 2019)

Dan Matsuzaka - 2018
Sonny Coutts - 2018 (option until 2019)
Taylor Curran - 2020

Joe Bedford - 2018 (option until 2019)
Nico Cotton - 2018
Michael Klass - 2018
Renei Batlokwa - 2018 (option until 2019)
Harry Phillips - 2018 (option until 2019)

Amadou Ba - 2019 (option until 2020)
Norman Wabo - 2018 (option until 2019)

We seem to keep players on for longer so I expect it isn't the end for most of those out of contract.
 
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