CRAWLEY Town has announced that it has formed an official B-Team.
The side will play their first game last night as they take on Bracknell Town in a friendly.
This system of having a B team seeks to ensure that players learn while playing against teams while trying to give them the experience that is closest to first team football without having to borrow players.
Lewis Young will remain in his role as first-team coach but oversee all B-Team training sessions and games, with the team set to play a number of friendlies throughout the season.
Speaking of his commitment to the B-Team, Lewis Young said on the club’s website: “I’m delighted to oversee the B-Team for the upcoming season.
“First of all, I would like to thank Kevin and Dan for the trust they have placed in me as I oversee this project.
“I’m really looking forward to working with a number of talented individuals throughout the season.
“The B-Team will provide some first-team members with an excellent opportunity to top up their minutes to ensure they are fit and ready to play when called.
“In addition, the B team offers some younger players an exciting opportunity to showcase their talent in a game situation, not just on the training pitch, to the management team.
“This project offers younger players a clear path to first-team football, something the club hasn’t seen in a long time.”
As a preliminary list, the following players are currently in the squad for the B-Team game against Bracknell Town: Aramide Oteh, Florian Kastrati, Zaid Al-Hussaini, Szymon Kowalczyk, Mustafa Hussein, Ronan Silva, Moe Shabbar, Rafiq Khaleel, Owen Gallacher, Harry Ransom, Ludwig Francillette, Manny Adebowale, Ben Wells, and Jayden Davis.
This list is subject to change and study participants are likely to be included.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/20594211.crawley-set-b-team-aim-provide-pathway-first-team/?ref=rss Crawley formed the B-Team with the goal of paving the way to the first team