Newcastle United youth coach Kevin Richardson has explained what he tells youngsters at the club.
Newcastle United youth coach Kevin Richardson has told the Chronicle the message he gives to the younger players at the club.
Newcastle have one of the best academy systems in the country, with the likes of Adam Armstrong and Rolando Aarons examples of players who have broken into the first team.
Richardson’s message is one of common sense, which applies to the youngsters at the football club and suggests what the club expects from the players as they go about normal life.
“I say to the players you have to practise to improve and every day you have to give your best whether it is the workplace where you are working or elsewhere,” said Richardson.
It’s a message which tells the younger players at the club; work hard and you’ll be rewarded with a fair chance.
It also ensures that the youngsters coming up through the ranks stay noble and part of that relates to how close head coach John Carver is to the club and what he expects from any players representing him and the team.
Carver recently explained to the Chronicle how he dropped Aarons from the first team because he felt his attitude wasn’t professional.
He has expectations which run through all sections of the club. Act in the right way, there’s a chance available but don’t live up to the standards of the club and the consequences are clear.