PROMISING Saints Academy players Dom Ballard and Kamari Doyle have a bright future ahead of them, according to Reuben Selles.
The first-team manager handed striker Ballard a substitution challenge against Grimsby in the FA Cup last week and is keeping an eye on the starlets who met in the FA Youth Cup quarter-final in Deepdale a day later.
He expects both 17-year-olds to become future Saints stars.
Selles said: “We have players who can succeed, we just need to find the process and the space to give them a chance to be there.
“The House wants to be a Premier League player for Southampton. And we need such a mind, and we need such a player.
“These two players have the potential to play for us.
“One day you show why you’re good and you can be on the team, on the roster and then hopefully on the national team.”
Speaking of winning the FA Youth Cup, which secured their place in the semi-final against West Ham, Selles added: “I want to congratulate them. I think it was a great performance. They have a great group of guys.”
Author: Lorelei Reddin