INTERVIEW | We were flooded with youth – Way

Only three members of the first-team made the short trip to Dorset, as Gary Warren, Korrey Henry and Alex Fisher lined up at The Avenue.

A hosts of trialists were on display whilst eight of the Academy’s Under-18s were involved and all enjoyed minutes on the pitch. 

First-year scholar Declan Rose – aged just 16 – completed the full match whilst winger Gabriel Rogers (who’s now featured in the last four matches) enjoyed 78 minutes. 

Fellow Under-18s Lewis Dix, Nestor Shako, Daniel Ojo, Tyrique Spencer-Clarke, Neville Nzembela and Kacper Kowalczyk all finished the match as Way cast his eye over the young talent once again. 

Pleased with what he saw, the Town boss told “I can’t remember the last time the club’s first-team had a match with so many Academy players on the pitch, certainly not in my tenure before now.

“A lot of the young lads have been training with us throughout pre-season and you can see the speed at which they’re developing. 

“It’s good for them and it’s good for me to see what they’re like in a first-team environment.”

With an unnamed trialist and Henry confirming Yeovil’s win, the Glovers boss was left equally pleased with his first-team members.

“Gary Warren could’ve been out there all night and we still wouldn’t have conceded a goal,” he said. “He was fantastic and the two up front were committed, lively and full of energy. 

“Overall, it was a pleasing evening for a number of reasons.”