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YOUNGSTERS IMPRESS THE BOSS

12 July 2015



Four of Brighton & Hove Albion's young starlets impressed Seagulls boss Chris Hughton during the club's week-long training camp in the French Alps and 6-1 win over FC Meyrin in Geneva.
 
Glen Rea, Jesse Starkey, James Tilley and Ben White travelled with the first-team squad to Tignes in France, and Hughton says they have done their chances of breaking through no harm at all.

Rea played the full 90 minutes, after Gordon Greer was forced off early in the game; while Starkey and Tilley were on the scoresheet at Stade des Arberes.
 
He said, "The young ones have settled in really well. Although there are four young ones, Glen Rea is someone who has been involved and trained with the first team a fair amount last season."

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Rea will be part of the first-team squad this coming season, but Hughton has challenged Starkey, White and Tilley to prove themselves in Simon Rusk's under-21 squad.
 
"The other three, Jesse Starkey and Ben White and James Tilley settled in very well. It's been a great experience for them and gives us an opportunity to see what their progress is like
 
"They have had an opportunity to train at a level they’re not used to and see how they can adapt to that – and I felt the three adapted very well.
 
"They have boosted their prospects, but each of them needs to be conscious that they have got to earn their chances – just as they have here.
 
"If they perform well in the under-21 matches then they will get the opportunity to make progress, but first they must do well enough in the under-21 matches."

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