Blackpool boss Simon Grayson predicts bright future for youth-team striker

Blackpool boss Simon Grayson has predicted bright things ahead for youth-team striker Ewan Bange.

Thursday, 10th October 2019, 5:43 pm
Bange warming up at the University of Bolton Stadium on Monday

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It comes after the 17-year-old was named among the substitutes in Blackpool's goalless draw at Bolton Wanderers on Monday night.

It was Bange's first first-team involvement in a league squad.

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The striker has been in good form for the club's reserve side so far this season, scoring three goals in his last two games.

On naming Bange in his match-day squad on Monday, Grayson said: “It was a really good experience for him.

“I’ve seen him a couple of times now and we just felt it was a good opportunity for him to be around us.

“He hasn’t trained a great deal with us but that’s probably where we were as a football club with the players we had out.

“We do feel he has a bright future so we’ll just see how he goes over the next few weeks and we’ll keep an eye on his development.

“But it was a very proud moment for him to be on the bench for the first time and hopefully it will happen many more times now.”