Premier League spots green shoots amid grassroots youth schemes | Owen Gibson
Clubs 'care passionately' about developing homegrown players, says official in charge of increasing the flow of young talentGed Roddy, the Premier League's director of youth development, is being quizzed on the latest wave of gloom about the fate of England's brightest young footballers and their chances of making a difference to the national side.As if on cue, on the pitch behind him, Wolverhampton Wanderers' skilful centre-forward runs clear and neatly puts the League One side's under-16 team one up against Real Madrid. Elsewhere, Arsenal's and Everton's academy products combine commitment with the sort of close control and rat-a-tat, one-touch passing that has been long lamented as lacking from the English game.Roddy is speaking against ...
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