Moyes hopes lads can at­tract Black Cats

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports -

Sun­der­land manager David Moyes is hop­ing his will­ing­ness to give young­sters a chance in his first team will at­tract some of the finest young tal­ents in the game to the Premier League club’s academy.

In a bid to in­ject en­ergy into his age­ing squad, Moyes has fielded 10 un­der-23 play­ers in his first-team this sea­son, in­clud­ing de­fend­ers Paddy McNair, Don­ald Love and Ja­son Denayer, and mid­field­ers Di­dier Ndong and Adnan Januzaj.

“Ever­ton had an academy which pro­duced young play­ers, Manchester United had an academy which pro­duced young play­ers, and Sun­der­land have an academy which has pro­duced,” Moyes told Bri­tish me­dia, re­fer­ring to his pre­vi­ous two English clubs.

Sun­der­land’s academy have pro­duced sev­eral Premier League play­ers in re­cent years, in­clud­ing goal­keeper Jor­dan Pickford, winger Dun­can Wat­more and mid­fielder Lyn­den Gooch as well as Liver­pool cap­tain Jor­dan Hen­der­son.

“I want it to in­spire young play­ers to think, ‘If I go to Sun­der­land, the manager might put me in the team there. Maybe it’s bet­ter than go­ing to one of the big clubs where maybe the manager won’t put me in the team.’,” Moyes added.

“We’ll have to use that as a mo­ti­va­tion to the par­ents and the young play­ers out there to say, ‘Come to Sun­der­land’.” Sun­der­land are bot­tom of the league.

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