🚨 New pod 🚨— PureFitbaw (@PureFitbaw) April 27, 2021
* Our team of best Scottish teenage footballers right now 💫
* @StJohnstone‘s win over @RangersFC in @ScottishCup & Callum Davidson’s rookie season 🏆
* Only title race still open in @spfl – we caught @FalkirkFC v @CoveRangersFC 🥊https://t.co/2mgYbXdFDN 🎙️ pic.twitter.com/wwYgugWFkM
On this week’s podcast Gavin and Owen picked out a team of the best Scottish teenage footballers right now. The side is outlined below, click the link in the tweet above to hear the podcast for more detail about the playing style of each and the thinking behind our selection.
GK: Cieran Slicker
DATE OF BIRTH: 15/9/2002
CLUB: Manchester City
KEY FACT: Man City only lost 2 of the 12 games he was in goal for as they won the PL2 (u23) title this season.
RWB: Nathan Patterson
DATE OF BIRTH: 16/10/2001
KEY FACT: Got an assist in three Scotland u21 matches in a row, starting on his debut when he was still only 18.
Latest Tactics Talk episode now live on @ibroxrocks:https://t.co/0bNavcXe1b— adamski152 (@adamski152) April 20, 2021
First half, I talk to @OwenJamesBrown from @PureFitbaw pod about Nathan Patterson’s season so far.
Then @allybain joins me for some top tier analysis of yet another win against Celtic. pic.twitter.com/FwwQUjQFyl
RCB: Jamie Hamilton
DATE OF BIRTH: 1/3/2002
CLUB: Hamilton Accies
KEY FACT: Undefeated in his appearances for Scotland u19 and has interested English Premier League clubs including Brighton where former Accies player and manager Billy Reid is assistant manager.
CB: Ibane Bowat
DATE OF BIRTH: 15/9/2002
KEY FACT: With three games left to play Bowat’s Fulham are 2nd in the u18 Premier League South division, just 3 points behind Crystal Palace and with a game in hand and a much better goal difference.
LCB: Josh Doig
DATE OF BIRTH: 18/5/2002
KEY FACT: Started the most recent Scotland u19s match, in October 2020, which was abandoned at half-time for Covid-19 related reasons.
LWB: Aaron Hickey
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/6/2002
KEY FACT: A stop-start first season in Italy has been halted by the need for an operation on his shoulder.
CM: Lewis Fiorini
CLUB: NAC Breda on loan from Manchester City
DATE OF BIRTH: 17/5/2002
KEY FACT: Only 18 years old but has started the last 21 matches in a row for NAC Breda, playing a full 90 minutes in 16 of those.
CM: Billy Gilmour
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/6/2001
KEY FACT: Made his debut for Scotland u21 aged 16 and has already played in two u21 Euros qualifying campaigns.
RF: Kieron Bowie
DATE OF BIRTH: 21/9/2002
KEY FACT: Has 13 goals in his last 10 games for Fulham in the PL u18.
AML: Kai Kennedy
DATE OF BIRTH: 28/3/2002
CLUB: Raith Rovers on loan from Rangers
KEY FACT: Has an open play xA per 90 of 0.17 during his spell this season at Raith Rovers in the Scottish Championship
CF: Kyle Joseph
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/9/2001
CLUB: Wigan Athletic
KEY FACT: Scored a hat-trick in EFL League 1 against Burton Albion earlier this season, aged just 19.
Had a bash at the best teenagers right now from an SWPL angle, used a bit of freedom to include some of the Aberdeen squad even though SWPL2 is still on ice at the moment.— Chris Marshall (@mershdoes) April 27, 2021
Could tweak this for ages but all these players have push-on potential. I 100% will have missed someone. pic.twitter.com/HxfNAIq8RF
Here’s Chris Marshall’s response with a Scottish teenage SWPL team too.