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The lowdown on Albion's FA Youth Cup semi-finalists

1 April 2019

Albion Under-18s will take on Manchester City in the FA Youth Cup semi-final on Monday night. Here's all you need to know about the young Baggies that will face the Citizens.

An exhilarating FA Youth Cup run has seen the Baggies see off Lincoln City, Queens Park Rangers, Arsenal and Everton so far - and on Monday night Albion's youngsters will bid for a place in the final of the most prestigious youth tournament in England.

Albion Under-18s boss Mike Scott is proud of his side's achievements this season, whilst Academy Manager Mark Harrison believes the young Baggies' promise will extend much further than this cup run. Testament to the hard work from the Academy staff, no less than 14 of the players below have been with the Club since the age of 12 or younger.

Tickets for the game are available on the gate. It's a 7pm kick-off.

Click on the players below to view their profiles.

Goalkeepers

Josh Griffiths - 17 - Goalkeeper

Tedd Cann - 18 - Goalkeeper

Defenders

Aksum White - 18 - Right-back

Nathan Ferguson - 18 - Centre-back

Pablo Martinez - 18 - Centre-back

George Harmon - 18 - Left-back

Zak Delaney - 17 - Left-back 

Midfielders 

Zak Brown - 18 - Centre Midfield

Finn Azaz - 18 - Centre Midfield

Peter Taylor- 18 - Centre-midfield

Eoin Ashton - 18 - Centre-midfield 

Tom Solanke - 18 - Centre-midfield

Tom is a strong defensive midfielder who has been a regular for Albion Under-23s since the end of 2018.

The Baggies signed Tom from a local Birmingham side when he was 11. A centre-midfielder who is equally adept as a centre-back, he reads the game well and is composed on the ball.

Yusuff Ojebode - 18 - Winger 

Taylor Gardner-Hickman - 17 - Winger

Morgan Rogers - 16 - Attacking Midfield 

Strikers

Rayhaan Tulloch - 18 - Striker 

Jamie Soule - 18 - Striker

Stanley Asomugha - 18 - Striker

Louie Barry - 15 - Striker 

Born in Birmingham, Louie joined Albion when he was eight. Despite being just 15, he has been a regular in Mike Scott's under-18s squad this season, scoring a number of goals.

Louie has developed a strong reputation as a goalscorer, including in tournaments. He has played for England and Ireland at under-15s and under-16s level.


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