Boro Player spoke to youth team captain George Allen today about his time with the club so far, his progression, and how the season is going.
Allen, who is currently on a loan spell with Banbury to gain experience in men’s football began by saying “I’m really enjoying it, this year has been a really good year for me. I’ve pushed on and I had already played quite a few reserve games last year so this year, being a second year, I’ve really got to push on. I’ve been training quite a lot with the first team and I’m out on loan, which is good experience for me, and I’m really enjoying it.”
After the FA Youth Cup Third Round win over Wigan Athletic, Boro supporters took to Twitter to praise the young side and one even identified Allen as a ‘young Robbo’, a compliment that brings a smile to the youngster’s face. “Robbo is a great player and a great pro and you can learn so much from him so to be told I’m a young Robbo was really nice.”
He described the youth department as “a lot tougher” but “a lot more professional” this season, after the appointment of Darren Sarll as Head of Youth, and added that it makes it “better for all of us”.
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