U21 News

  1. Interviews

    Harry Mills and Charlie Tasker sign first pro contracts

    Youngsters commit futures to Albion.

  2. Interviews

    How did the 2023/24 season look for Albion's academy?

    Academy manager Ian Buckman reflects on what has been an extremely positive season inside the club’s academy at Lancing.

  3. Interviews

    How the 2023/24 season looked for the under-21s

    Head coach Shannon Ruth reviews a successful campaign.

  4. Interviews

    Paul Barber reflects on the season

    The deputy chairman and chief executive looked back on the season in his final programme notes of the campaign.

  5. Interviews

    Tony Bloom's review of the 2023/24 season

    The chairman reflects on our debut campaign in European competition, the women's team's year and the progress of the academy.

  6. Match Previews

    Flower: Premier League 2 playoffs are fight or flight games

    Albion face striker's former club Chelsea on Friday.

  7. Match Reports

    Albion finish regular PL2 campaign with draw at Wolves

    Albion have qualified for the PL2 elimination playoffs.

  8. Interviews

    Doyle: Great to see O'Mahony and Offiah get their chance

    Midfielder spoke ahead of final Premier League 2 match of the campaign.

  9. Interviews

    Under-21s to face Nice and Monaco

    Albion head to south of France this week.

  10. Interviews

    Ruth: All to play for against Reading

    Under-21s are back in action today in Premier League 2.

  11. News

    Mark O'Mahony signs new contract

    Striker puts pen to paper on new three-year deal.

  12. Match Previews

    Watch under-21s against West Ham live tonight

    Kick-off is at 7pm.

  13. News

    Parking news: AS Roma

    Limited parking available for home leg on 14 March.

  14. Match Reports

    Albion draw at Sunderland in Premier League 2

    Caylan Vickers's first goal for the club not enough to secure all three points.

  15. Match Reports

    Albion up to fifth in PL2 as Norwich beaten

    Goals from Louis Flower and Odel Offiah ensured Albion came away with all three points.

  16. Match Previews

    Atom: I want to take next step at this great club

    German centre-back on settling into life with Albion.

  17. News

    Slater nominated for PL2 Player of the Month

    Defender in the running for January's award.

  18. Interviews

    Dicker: Under-21s have plenty to play for

    Albion back in action on Monday against Hull City

  19. News

    Robertson signs from Sunderland

    Midfielder will come into our under-21s squad.

  20. News

    Jack Hinchy joins Shrewsbury Town on loan

    Under-21 captain joins Shrews for the rest of the campaign.

  21. Interviews

    Ruth: Academy football stereotype has helped us

    Wycombe host our under-21s in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy on Wednesday evening.

  22. Interviews

    Hinchy: New found grit key to EFL Trophy run

    Our under-21s will take on Wycombe in the quarter-finals of the Bristol Street Motors on Wednesday.

  23. News

    Kamari Doyle joins Albion from Southampton

    England under-19 midfielder will link up with our under-21s.

  24. Match Reports

    Palace beat Albion in Premier League 2

    Late goal for Palace sees them take all three points.

  25. News

    Steven Hall joins Albion from Adelaide United

    Australia Under-23 joins Shannon Ruth's team.

  26. Interviews

    Hinchy: First team chance all the fuel I need

    The men's under-21s face Palace in Premier League 2 on Friday afternoon.

  27. Fixture News

    Date confirmed for EFL Trophy quarter-final

    Albion face the Chairboys at the end of January.

  28. Interviews

    Mullins: Togetherness the key to under-21s success

    Under-21s take on Dinamo Zagreb tonight in International Cup.

  29. Interviews

    'Youngsters continue to show they're ready for step up'

    Albion Under-21s ended their week with a fantastic 4-2 victory over Liverpool in Premier League on Saturday.

  30. Fixture News

    Albion under-21s drawn against Wycombe in quarter-finals

    Albion defeated Reading on Tuesday in the last 16 of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy.

  31. Interviews

    'Win over Reading one of academy's finest ever results'

    Albion defeated Reading in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy last 16 on Tuesday.

  32. Interviews

    Ruth: Pride the overriding feeling

    Albion beat Reading in EFL Trophy on Tuesday to reach the last eight.

  33. Match Reports

    Albion beat Royals to reach quarter-finals of EFL Trophy

    It took penalties to separate the teams as Albion Under-21s reached the last eight for the first time.

  34. Match Previews

    'This is biggest under-21s game for a long time'

    Albion face Reading in the last 16 of the EFL Trophy at the Amex on Tuesday, kick-off 7pm.

  35. News

    Samy Chouchane signs new contract

    Tunisian midfielder extends stay with Albion.

  36. Match Reports

    Under-21s forced to settle for a draw

    Chances squandered at both ends as Albion and Leicester City draw 0-0 in Premier League 2.

  37. Interviews

    McConville: Lots of football is perfect for me

    Under-21s takes on Leicester City on Saturday in Premier League 2.

  38. Interviews

    Ruth: Villa defeat brings us back down to earth

    Our men's under-21s were beaten in the Premier League Cup in their last outing, but will look to respond against Leicester on...

  39. Match Reports

    Albion beaten by Villa in Premier League Cup

    Villans run out 4-0 winners at Bodymoor Heath.

  40. Fixture News

    Albion draw Reading in the EFL Trophy

    Our under-21s face the Royals in the next stage of the competition.

  41. News

    Barrington up for Premier League 2 Player of the Month award

    Midfielder has been in good form for the under-21s this season.

  42. Interviews

    Ruth: Let's use EFL Trophy success as bedrock for season

    Albion are through to the last 16 of the competition.

  43. Match Reports

    Albion thump MK Dons to reach last 16 of Trophy

    Four different goalscorers secure stunning victory at Stadium MK.

  44. Interviews

    Ruth: We will need to show aggression against MK Dons

    Our men's under-21s head to Stadium MK on Tuesday for their round of 32 tie.

  45. Interviews

    Ruth: Night in Athens a terrific achievement for academy

    A total of nine players who have played for our academy teams were in the matchday squad on Thursday night.

  46. Match Reports

    Fulham defeat Albion in Premier League 2

    Shannon Ruth's team beaten 3-0 by the Cottagers.

  47. Ticket News

    Fixture and ticket information: MK Dons

    Shannon Ruth's team head to Stadium MK on Tuesday 5 December.

  48. Fixture News

    Albion under-21s head to MK Dons in Bristol Street Motors...

    Albion face League 2 side in the first week of December.

  49. Interviews

    Ruth: Amex experience vital for players breaking through

    Albion take on Celtic at the Amex tonight, kick-off 7pm.

  50. Ticket News

    Premier League International Cup ticket news: Celtic

    We will play Celtic at the Amex in November.

  51. Interviews

    Moder 'looked sharp' on return to action

    Midfielder made first appearance on Sunday for our under-21s since picking up a serious knee injury in April 2022.

  52. Match Previews

    Shannon Ruth: We are really proud of our academy pathway

    MU21s head coach reflects on Joshua Duffus being named in first-team squad and looks ahead to Arsenal away.

  53. Match Reports

    MU21s see off Shoreham in Senior Cup

    Albion cruise into the third round.

  54. Fixture News

    MU21s to face Celtic at The Amex

    Game to take place on Friday 24 November.

  55. Match Reports

    Under-21s beaten by Swansea in Premier League Cup

    Albion fall to a 3-1 defeat.

  56. News

    Barrington and O'Mahony nominated for PL2 award

    Duo were in hot form during September.

  57. Match Reports

    O'Mahony strikes again as Albion edge past Valencia

    Striker scores his eighth goal of the season in 3-2 win in our Premier League International Cup opener.

  58. Match Previews

    Under-21s take on Valencia in International Cup

    Albion face the Spanish side on Wednesday night.

  59. Match Reports

    Mark O'Mahony earns Albion last-gasp point against Newcastle

    18-year-old Irishman extends our unbeaten run to four in Premier League 2.

  60. Interviews

    Ruth: Players did everything right in Shrewsbury draw

    Our under-21s drew with the Shrews in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday.

  61. Match Reports

    Albion earn hard-fought draw against Shrewsbury

    League One side pick up extra point in EFL Trophy after penalty shootout victory.

  62. Interviews

    Ruth: We had enough to beat Villa

    Albion drew 2-2 in the Premier League Cup last Friday.

  63. Match Reports

    Albion rescue point in opening Premier League Cup match

    Our men's under-21s came from 2-0 down to draw on Friday night.

  64. Interviews

    Chouchane: Tunisia experience is hopefully just the start

    Under-21s midfielder was called up by his country for the first time.

  65. News

    O'Mahony up for Premier League 2 Player of the Month

    Irishman scored four goals in PL2 in August.

  66. Interviews

    MU21s show 'perseverance' to overcome Forest

    Shannon Ruth reflects on his side's win over Nottingham Forest, that extended their winning run in Premier League 2 to three...

  67. Match Reports

    O'Mahony nods in against Forest to continue winning run

    Men's under-21s make it three wins from four in Premier League 2.

  68. Interviews

    Ruth: Under-21s showed their mettle in win at Everton

    Our men's under-21s made it three away wins in a week.

  69. Match Reports

    Toffees dispatched as MU21s make it three wins on the spin

    Wins over Chelsea and Walsall followed up by hammering of Everton.

  70. Interviews

    Hinchy: We now have mentality to match quality

    Midfielder discusses new season and personal aims.

  71. Interviews

    Ruth: Trophy performance dispels academy football perception

    Our men's under-21s defeated Walsall 3-2 in their opening Southern Group A match of the EFL Trophy on Tuesday.

  72. Match Reports

    Walsall unsaddled as Moran brace secures win in EFL Trophy

    Victory marked first in the competition for Albion since 2021.

  73. Interviews

    Barrington: We're aiming for knockout football this season

    Men's under-21s start EFL Trophy campaign at Walsall tonight.

  74. Interviews

    Ruth: Believing in the philosophy is how we beat Chelsea

    Under-21s came from behind to stun Chelsea in Premier League 2 on Friday night.

  75. Match Reports

    Albion complete stunning comeback to beat Chelsea in PL2

    A brace from Luca Barrington and a strike from Mark O'Mahony saw Albion come from 2-0 down to win.

  76. Match Reports

    Under-21s beaten by Brentford B

    Shannon Ruth’s team faced the Bees in a behind closed doors friendly on Monday.

  77. Match Previews

    'De Zerbi helping change mentality of the academy'

    Shannon Ruth's team take on Leeds in Premier League 2 tonight.

  78. Fixture News

    MU21s drawn in group A of Premier League Cup

    We face Aston Villa, Hull City and Swansea City.

  79. News

    James Furlong signs new contract

    Defender extends stay with Albion until 2025.

  80. Fixture News

    MU21s to face Hemel Hempstead

    Shannon Ruth's team will take on the Tudors in a pre-season friendly.

  81. Match Reports

    MU21s beat Monaco in friendly

    Goals from Luca Barrington and Mark O'Mahony secure win.

  82. News

    Peupion wins Premier League 2 Player of the Month

    Forward scoops award for April.

  83. News

    Beadle and Samuels named in England U20 World Cup squad

    Albion duo will travel to Argentina for the tournament later this month.

  84. Match Reports

    Fulham come from behind to beat Albion in PL2

    Late goal secures all three points for Cottagers.

  85. News

    Peupion nominated for PL2 Player of the Month

    Forward's prolific form in April rewarded with nomination.

  86. Interviews

    Beadle: Crewe loan has helped me kick on

    Young keeper made his professional debut this season.

  87. Match Reports

    Albion come from behind to beat United

    Albion make it six unbeaten in Premier League 2 with an impressive 3-2 win over Manchester United

  88. Match Reports

    Albion beaten by Bognor on penalties in Senior Cup

    Shannon Ruth's side beaten 5-4 on penalties in the semi-final, after drawing 1-1 in normal time.

  89. News

    Jack Hinshelwood signs new contract

    Young midfielder commits long-term future to Albion.

  90. Interviews

    Peupion: Hat-trick up there with best moments for Albion

    Midfielder finding form in PL2.

  91. Match Reports

    Leaders City beaten as Peupion nets hat-trick

    Australian makes it four goals in two games with stunning display on Sunday.

  92. News

    Barrington up for PL2 Player of the Month

    The Under-21s went unbeaten in March in PL2.

  93. Interviews

    Mullins: Ferguson still the same old Evan

    Irish midfielder was speaking ahead of Monday's PL2 game against Liverpool.

  94. Match Reports

    Albion knocked out by injury-time goal

    Samuels and Hinshelwood on target but men's U21s beaten 3-2 by Valencia in International Cup.

  95. Interviews

    'Buzz around International Cup' as Albion face Valencia

    Shannon Ruth's team take on Spanish side in the quarter-finals tonight, kick-off 7.30pm.

  96. Match Reports

    Albion secure commanding win over Wolves

    Goals from Odel Offiah, Mark O'Mahony and Ben Jackson seal victory for under-21s.

  97. Interviews

    Nilsson: First team experience set the standard

    Under-21s defender says he has to work even harder to be involved regularly with the first team.

  98. Match Reports

    MU21s narrowly beaten by West Ham

    Duffus and O'Mahony on target in 3-2 defeat.

  99. Interviews

    Albion look to make it back-to-back wins in PL2

    Albion take on West Ham tonight.

  100. Match Reports

    Albion ease past Littlehampton in Sussex Senior Cup

    Goals from Ben Wilson, Marcus Ifill and Benicio Baker-Boaitey send Albion into the semi-finals.

  101. Match Reports

    Brace for Enciso as under-21s brush-off Blackburn

    Shannon Ruth’s team returned to winning ways with a 4-2 romp over Rovers.

  102. Match Reports

    Under-21s beaten at Tottenham

    Sub Marcus Ifill finds the target but Spurs take the points with a 3-1 victory.

  103. Match Previews

    Hinchy: I have to step up to the plate as captain

    Midfielder has led the under-21s in recent weeks.

  104. Interviews

    Turns scores as Orient extend lead at the top

    Defender on loan with League Two leaders.

  105. News

    Burgess Hill beaten by late Baker-Boaitey strike

    Winger nets late on to secure a 2-1 win in the Sussex Senior Cup.

  106. News

    James Furlong makes loan move to Motherwell

    The 20-year-old heads to Scottish Premiership for the rest of the season.

  107. News

    Lorent Tolaj joins Dundee on loan

    Swiss striker heads to Scotland for second half of the season.

  108. Match Reports

    Moran double as under-21s return to winning ways

    Julio Enciso also on target as Albion beat Leicester City 3-1 in Premier League 2.

  109. Match Previews

    Dicker: It's a learning curve for under-21s

    Albion youngsters back in action on Monday against Leicester City.

  110. News

    Casper Nilsson signs new contract

    The Sweden under-19 international's new deal runs until 2025.

  111. Fixture News

    Senior Cup game against Burgess Hill rearranged

    Third round tie now on February 1 following two postponements.

  112. Match Reports

    Everton leave it late to snatch all three points

    Albion under-21s were narrowly beaten at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre.

  113. Interviews

    'We aim to be renowned for producing young players'

    Albion under-21s face Everton this Sunday.

  114. News

    James Beadle joins Crewe Alexandra on loan

    Goalkeeper to spend the rest of the campaign with the Railwaymen.

  115. News

    James Beadle signs new contract

    Young goalkeeper commits future.

  116. News

    Todd Miller heads to Doncaster on loan

    Winger links up with League Two side.

  117. Interviews

    Offiah: I am much better thanks to first team opportunity

    Defender hopes his experiences in first-team squad can benefit under-21 teammates as well.

  118. App Exclusive Interviews

    Petr Cech impressed by Albion's trust in youngsters

    Champions League winner visited the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre.

  119. Match Reports

    Spirited under-21s beaten by Palace

    Albion went down to ten men after 11 minutes.

  120. News

    WATCH LIVE! Albion v Crystal Palace

    This afternoon's Premier League 2 match kicks off at 4pm.

  121. News

    Mullins joins from Bohemians

    Young midfielder signs contact that runs until summer 2025.

  122. News

    Ruairi McConville signs new contract

    Defender commits future to Albion until June 2025.

  123. News

    Sussex Senior Cup tie against Burgess Hill postponed

    The match has been called off due to frozen pitch.

  124. Interviews

    Ruth: Albion's academy pathway makes us so unique

    Men's under-21s head coach looks back on 'amazing week' for his players in Dubai.

  125. Match Reports

    Draw with QPR makes it 12 unbeaten for MU21s

    Albion secure a point in the Premier League Cup.

  126. Interviews

    Cahill: Coaches helping young keepers thrive

    Irishman looking to start tonight against QPR.

  127. Fixture News

    Albion face Burgess Hill next Tuesday in Senior Cup

    Date and kick-off time confirmed for Cup match.

  128. Match Reports

    Baker-Boaitey brace enough for a point against Eindhoven

    Winger's goals secure draw in International Cup.

  129. Match Reports

    Impressive Albion make short work of Monaco

    Todd Miller, Luca Barrington and Samy Chouchane on target in 3-0 win over French side in Premier League International Cup.

  130. Interviews

    Spong: International Cup is our Champions League

    Our men's under-21s take on Monaco on Wednesday night.

  131. Match Reports

    Cherries beaten as Albion maintain impressive run

    Hinshelwood and Spong on target in 2-0 win at AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League Cup.

  132. Interviews

    Spong: Everyone on the same page under Ruth

    Under-21s head coach took over in September.

  133. Match Reports

    Albion beat Three Bridges on penalties to progress in Sussex...

    Shannon Ruth's team win 4-2 in the shootout following 1-1 draw after 90 minutes.

  134. Match Previews

    Albion start Sussex Senior Cup defence tonight

    Shannon Ruth's team take on Three Bridges in second round.

  135. Match Reports

    Derby strike late to share spoils in Premier League Cup

    Billie Clark's late goal cancelled out in 1-1 draw at Derby.

  136. Interviews

    Ruth: Togetherness is helping us get results

    Under-21s are back in action tonight looking to extend unbeaten run.

  137. Match Previews

    Beadle: Being with the first team is helping my development

    Goalkeeper back with the under-21s against QPR tonight.

  138. Match Previews

    Furlong: My first taste of the Premier League was special

    Irish defender reflects on last weekend as under-21s get ready to play Blackburn today.

  139. Interviews

    Dicker: Under-21s get to experience 'dark arts' in Trophy

    Albion under-21s face Charlton Athletic on Wednesday evening at The Valley.

  140. Match Reports

    Albion come from two down to draw with Chelsea

    Late drama for Albion secures them a point in Premier League 2.

  141. Interviews

    Ruth praises "togetherness" and "courage" after European win

    Albion's beat Feyenoord 2-0 last night at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre.