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30 April 2019

Latics Under 18s head coach Peter Murphy spoke to iFollow Latics following his side’s 2-0 victory in the EFL Youth Alliance Cup final against Exeter City.

  • iFollow Latics – Peter Murphy post Exeter City
  • Peter Murphy reflects on Latics’ treble winning performance against Exeter City on Tuesday evening.
  • The Under 18s' head coach spoke of his delight for all the players and staff involved at the Academy.

Speaking to iFollow Latics following his side’s 2-0 victory over Exeter City in the EFL Youth Alliance Cup Final, Latics' Under 18s coach Peter Murphy was delighted after Latics secured their third trophy of a remarkable 2018-19 campaign.

“I can’t put it into words really to describe every single member of the squad,” Murphy began.

“The staff and everyone involved have been brilliant and I can’t speak of them highly enough, every single coach within the Academy and what they have achieved for the club this season.”

The head coach, who was mobbed by his players during the interview following Latics’ Cup final win, also spoke on the effort put into the academy from the members of staff and players. Murphy said:

“Some of these lads have been involved in the Academy since they played for the Under 9s and that just shows the work going on beneath the Under 18s at the football club.

“There are some talented players within the group, and we’ve got a great future ahead of us, that’s for sure.

“It’s a testament to the hard work the players have put in. We had a few players who missed out due to international duty and two players who have been injured, so the lads stepped in tonight and showed what they’re all about.”

Murphy also spoke on the form of goal-scorer Charlie Jolley, who grabbed both of Latics’ goals, scoring his 30 and 31st goals of the season for the U18’s respectively.

“Charlie’s doing great, he’s on good form in-front of goal and his tally of scoring his 41st goal (including Development Squad goals) across the Academy this season shows that.

“Though, I think his biggest achievement this season was travelling with the first-team squad to Birmingham City last weekend, we had four who travelled and two who got on the pitch and that’s our biggest goal and what we want to produce for the future.”
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