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Rusk impressed by new faces

Albion’s under-23s boss has been pleased with the energy provided by fresh group of players.

By Charlie Hanson • 01 September 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Simon Rusk has been impressed by the latest group of scholars.

Albion under-23s boss Simon Rusk has been impressed by the new players that have joined his squad.

The most recent batch of players signing their scholarships with the club have adjusted well so far to the demands of their new challenge.

Rusk said, “The lads who have come up from the under-18s have brought a freshness to the group. It’s nice and energising and I’d say all the players that have made the step-up have acquitted themselves well so far.

“The boys have come back in a pretty good shape. Because of what’s been going on this year, we all knew it wouldn’t be a normal pre-season so we’ve got them working on a different programme to what we normally would.

“It has been challenging, but it’s nothing they can’t overcome and the whole group have been outstanding. It’s been enjoyable for everyone just being back in the environment in and around the training ground so there’s been a lot of positives.”

The Seagulls enjoyed a 2-0 pre-season victory over Fulham, with Jensen Weir and Stefan Vukoje getting the goals.

“It was a good work out, the players got some important minutes under their belts,” Rusk added.

“It was a good opportunity for a lot of the boys to get time on the pitch.”

The under-23s are back in action on Wednesday when they play Bournemouth in a friendly.

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