Tim Spiers has given his reaction to the news that Wolves have advanced in the FA Youth Cup thanks to a 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion.
The Lowdown: Into the semi-finals
The game was played at Molineux on Saturday afternoon, with youngsters Ollie Tipton, Nathan Fraser and Harvey Griffiths scoring the goals to put the home side through.
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They will now face Manchester United in the semi-final stage of the competition, in what could well prove to be a tougher test.
The Latest: Spiers reacts
Taking to Twitter, The Athletic journalist Spiers has given his reaction to the news that Wolves are through to the last four, and even commented on the work that under-18s manager Steve Davis is doing.
He gushed: “Wolves have only won the FA Youth Cup once and Jimmy Greaves was playing for the opposition, which shows you how long ago it was and how big a deal it is to get this far.
“U18s boss Steve Davis doing a great job. Potentially a big league finish with games in hand too. Great stuff.”
The Verdict: Promising
The fact that they have got this far suggests that Davis is bleeding a promising crop of young players at Molineux, which bodes well for the future.
The first team are having a fine season of their own, with Bruno Lage guiding them to eighth in the Premier League table, and they can leapfrog West Ham United into sixth by beating them in east London this afternoon.
Nonetheless, Lage himself will likely be keeping one eye on the performances of these youngsters, in the hope that he can blend one or two of them into the first team ready for next season.
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