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5 Things You May Have Missed This Week

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5 Things You May Have Missed This Week

In a hectic week for Scottish football, both on and off the field, here are some of the exciting new stories you may have missed from YFS.

1) Breakthrough – Former Newcraighall Leith Vics and Tynecastle FC striker John Robertson has broken into the St Johnstone first team squad. A favourite of recently departed manager Tommy Wright, Robertson will be one for the future for the Saints.

He spent last season on loan at League Two champions Cove Rangers, scoring on one occasion. After impressing on loan, the 18-year-old will be challenging for a place in the Premiership outfit this season. Perhaps one to keep an eye out for in our Hot Prospect series…

2) States Scholarships – Good luck to both James Baxter and Joe McInnes who will be representing Scotland across the pond. The duo are travelled to St Louis Missouri to join the new teammates in the NJCAA program East Central College on Thursday.

The program allows young aspiring Scottish players to travel to the US to combine their academic studies with playing high level football for an American college. We wish them all the best in their journey and in the future. If you wish to follow in their footsteps fill out the form on the YFS website!

Joe is no stranger to YFS – having studied in our Journalism & Media course earlier this year during the pandemic!

3) Returning to training – Edinburgh City FC , Edina Hibs, EK Burgh United, Dryburgh Athletic. Yet more teams have returned to training after the long absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, following the governments easing of lockdown measures. More teams are returning to non-contact training hoping to return to league football as soon as possible.

4) YFS TV – YFS were delighted to create a promotional video for Football Buzz. Football Buzz helps develop kids in football from a young age. They help develop both their football skills but also their child’s development. If you are interested in more information on Football Buzz, check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Football-Buzz-233870496683524/ or, if your coaching organisation is interested in a YFS shoot, contact [email protected]

5) Scots abroad – Finally, Scottish striker Ewan Urain Roy Aird, has begun training with the Athletico Bilbao first team squad. The 20 year old has scored three times in six appearances for the Athletico Bilbao B side in the Segunda División B.

The lanky striker was born in nearby Durango, to a Scottish mother, which may well be a stroke of luck given Athletic’s policy to bring through local Basque players from the surrounding area. In fact, since 1912 the club has only played players deemed to be Basque. The criteria has been both applauded and criticised, but either way it offers a chance for a potential Scot to play in La Liga.

Although he may not quite be on Steve Clarke’s radar just yet, if the 6’3″ striker (known locally as Ewan Urain) keeps impressing Joseba Etxeberria he may just be in line for a debut this season. He has already impressed in the youth ranks, scoring 11 goals during the 17-18 season for the under-18s and 13 goals for Basconia during the 18-19 season.

Basconia are one of Athletic’s feeder teams and they play in the fourth tier of Spanish football. He graduated to the B team in the 19-20 season, scoring three goals in six appearances.

In a hectic week for Scottish football, both on and off the field, here are some of the exciting new stories you may have missed from YFS. 

 

1)     Breakthrough – Former Newcraighall Leith Vics and Tynecastle FC striker John Robertson has broken into the St Johnstone first team squad. A favourite of recently departed manager Tommy Wright, Robertson will be one for the future for the Saints.

 

He spent last season on loan at League Two champions Cove Rangers, scoring on one occasion. After impressing on loan, the 18-year-old will be challenging for a place in the Premiership outfit this season. Perhaps one to keep an eye out for in our Hot Prospect series…

 

 

 

2)     States Scholarships – Good luck to both James Baxter and Joe McInnes who will be representing Scotland across the pond. The duo are travelled to St Louis Missouri to join the new teammates in the NJCAA program East Central College on Thursday.

 

The program allows young aspiring Scottish players to travel to the US to combine their academic studies with playing high level football for an American college. We wish them all the best in their journey and in the future. If you wish to follow in their footsteps fill out the form on the YFS website!

 

Joe is no stranger to YFS – having studied in our Journalism & Media course earlier this year during the pandemic! 

 

 

3)     Returning to training – Edinburgh City FC , Edina Hibs, EK Burgh United, Dryburgh Athletic. Yet more teams have returned to training after the long absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, following the governments easing of lockdown measures. More teams are returning to non-contact training hoping to return to league football as soon as possible. 

 

 

4)     YFS TV – YFS were delighted to create a promotional video for Football Buzz. Football Buzz helps develop kids in football from a young age. They help develop both their football skills but also their child’s development. If you are interested in more information on Football Buzz, check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Football-Buzz-233870496683524/ or, if your coaching organisation is interested in a YFS shoot, contact [email protected]

 

5)     Scots abroad – Finally, Scottish striker Ewan Urain Roy Aird, has begun training with the Athletico Bilbao first team squad. The 20 year old has scored three times in six appearances for the Athletico Bilbao B side in the Segunda División B. 

 

The lanky striker was born in nearby Durango, to a Scottish mother, which may well be a stroke of luck given Athletic’s policy to bring through local Basque players from the surrounding area. In fact, since 1912 the club has only played players deemed to be Basque. The criteria has been both applauded and criticised, but either way it offers a chance for a potential Scot to play in La Liga.

 

Although he may not quite be on Steve Clarke’s radar just yet, if the 6’3″ striker (known locally as Ewan Urain) keeps impressing Joseba Etxeberria he may just be in line for a debut this season. He has already impressed in the youth ranks, scoring 11 goals during the 17-18 season for the under-18s and 13 goals for Basconia during the 18-19 season.

 

Basconia are one of Athletic’s feeder teams and they play in the fourth tier of Spanish football. He graduated to the B team in the 19-20 season, scoring three goals in six appearances.

 

 

 

 

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