The opening Under 16 EDS fixture of 2018 has now been confirmed - The Silkmen will face Morecambe FC U16s at the Moss Rose on Tuesday 20th November with a 7.30pm Kick off.
This opening match against The Shrimps, the first of several showpiece games, should prove to be a memorable occasion - bursting with the first wave of local young talent on display.
The visitors bring a wealth of academy experience, featuring weekly in the EFL academy games programme against fellow professional club academies. The Lancashire based outfit have proved an excellent breeding ground for young players - with many academy graduates making it to first team level, including in the past Silkmen Youth Development Manager Paul McGuire.
The match is free entry, McIlroy Suite doors open at 6pm and we’d like to encourage supporters to come along to see the young players make their Elite Development Squad debuts.
Paul McGuire commented:
“It’s exciting times, this is the first of many matches where we’ll blood the young players and see what we have in our local area.
"It’s important for me that we play good quality opposition like Morecambe FC so that we can really see what our lads are made of.
"We’ll learn much more in these types of tough matches than we would taking on lesser opposition.
"It’s going to be a really tough, but exciting test for us".
Several more EDS games are in the pipeline including a visit from up and coming Salford City FC and near neighbours Crewe Alexandra FC.
We will update you on these as soon as we can.