Crawley Town’s Josh Yorwerth praises managers who give youngsters a chance

Crawley Town V Luton Town - (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-151017-180928008
Crawley Town V Luton Town - (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-151017-180928008

Josh Yorwerth is relishing playing for Crawley Town.

The arrival of the Wales Under-21s defender on loan from Championship club Ipswich Town has coincided with Reds’ recent upturn in results.

He has now extended his stay at the Checkatrade.com until December 29 having completed his first month at the club last Monday.

Yorwerth praised Crawley Town manager Mark Yates for being prepared to pick young players for competitive matches.

He said: “A lot of managers these days don’t trust young players.

“The young players you see in the Premiership and Championships are strikers.

“Mick McCarthy at Ipswich gave me an opportunity to play in the Capital One Cup, we won and kept us in for the next round.

“At Cardiff the manager didn’t even give youngsters a chance to go anywhere near the first team, even in training.

“I’d like to thank Mark Yates and Mick McCarthy for giving me the opportunity to play.

“You need to start somewhere and if you show you are willing given an opportunity.”

Mark Yates added: “We are delighted Ipswich have allowed us to extend it. And I know that their manager (Mick McCarthy) is delighted with how the arrangement is working. He has performed really well since he came.”

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