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Moyes monitoring Academy stars

Filed: Tuesday, 14th November 2017
By: Staff Writer

David Moyes has confirmed that he has been keeping a close eye on several members of the Academy after they were invited to train with the first team.

And the 54-year-old Scot, who is back at Rush Green for his second week since succeeding Slaven Bilic in the managerial hotseat revealed that one or two of the club's youngsters had made an instant impact.

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"They’ve trained with us every day since I’ve been here because the numbers are down and we wanted to train with decent size numbers," he told whufc.com.

"The U23s have come up to Rush Green to train with us and I hope that’s the way it will stay. I’ve been told about one or two and a couple of others have caught my eye.

"Really, those young boys need to be given opportunities."

The new boss also called for his senior players to be more "humble", as the squad begins the arduous task of attempting to lift itself away from the relegation zone.

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"We can’t get away with not doing the jobs we’ve got to do," he added. "Ultimately, they’ve got to be a bit more humble for each other, work for the team, and score goals together and defend together.

"The first thing is to make sure there’s no chance that we are involved at the bottom end of the table. Realistically I’m hoping I can win more games than people expect me to do. And I can only do that by getting the players onside and making sure they are doing the right things.

They’re talking a good game, the players. They’re telling me exactly what they want. They’re telling me they want to work hard, be organised and be disciplined. I hope once I’ve done that they won’t be complaining!"

Moyes first test at the club's latest manager - the fourth in seven years under the current administration - comes this weekend against Watford this Sunday at Vicarage Road.

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