Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Modest Proves That The Kids Are Alright

Modest Proves That The Kids Are Alright

Nathan Modest is the latest youngster to break his way into the Wednesday team. But is it a case of needs must, or are McAuley's youngsters ready for the step up?

The Owls have been decimated once again by injury problems and the seventeen-year-old Modest appeared on the bench for the Bristol City game and was a surprise starter against Cardiff alongside twenty-year-old Luke Boden. Wednesday were only able to field 4 substitutes due to the crisis, including fellow academy graduates Rocky Lekaj, Richard O'Donnell and Sam Liversidge, who joined established graduates Richard Wood, Mark Beevers, Sean McAllister and Tommy Spurr in the squad.

Modest is part of the "best we've ever had" generation of 1st years hailed by Manager Sean McAuley, and his appearance in the first team could be the catalyst for a real influx of youngsters into the first team, over the hectic Christmas period. The likes of Liam Palmer and James Cottingham have been touted for the top and second years Leon Lekaj and Max Wragg have also received plaudits of late.

The academy players should be enjoying a Winter break, but the opportunity of first team appearances will no doubt be a much better Christmas present for them.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Jarno
Date:Monday December 22 2008
Time: 12:00PM

Comments

0
and now he's injured
benowl
22/12/2008 19:22:00
0
What else did you expect? Anyone coming into the team right now only last one game before there out for a month or so!!
will it ever happen
28/12/2008 19:46:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Blast From The Past - Owls Under Water

S6 became a swimming pool or part of the Busted year 3000 song...

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18

With the release of the EFL fixture lists on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports have released their outline giving fans an idea of when television selections will be made this season.

2017/18 Final Weekend Details

With the release of the Premier League fixtures last week and last Wednesday seeing the EFL following suit, the full details for the final weekends across...

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What new Owls kit will you be buying next season?
Suggested By: Mr Gilbert
Home Kit33%
Away Kit4%
Third Kit8%
All of them!10%
None of them!45%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg2
Write for Vital Football