Silksworth CW are looking to youth in their bid for Wearside League glory

Silksworth manager Andy Stobbart is is thinking ahead for the Wearside Division One side with an injection of youth into the first team squad.

“I’m happy with the quality we have we are looking to bring more youth to the squad to make it a longer term project”

Matthew Patterson is a regular starter at only 18 years of age, the goalkeeper has recently left Chester Le Street United to play for Silksworth and is now a regular starter for the team and is attempting to nail down the number one shirt.

Another exciting prospect is Joseph Williams, brought into the first team at the start of the season and is still only doing his A levels at 17 years old. The utility player has had appearances on the wing and to the left of the back four where he appears to have come into his own, with four man of the matches to his name already this season, Silksworth have a real talent on their hands.

Another young prospect for “Silky” is Liam Caffry, 18 year old in his debut season in the Wearside league. Very recently joined the team but is beginning to become more regular in the match day squad, currently being used as an impact substitute whilst he finds his feet in the league he has been playing in an advanced midfield role in an attempt to create and take chances and scored his first goal for the club in a thrilling 2-2 draw vs Durham Corinthians.

Star Players such as Keaton Rawanda and Dan Thompson are also in their early 20s, this Silksworth squad may be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years.