Brian Barry-Murphy paid homage to his Elite Development Squad who lifted the PL2 trophy at the Academy Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The youngsters were crowned champions for a third consecutive year last week following our 3-0 win over Blackburn Rovers.

Our home campaign was topped off with a 4-3 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in front of a crowd packed with family members of the players.

And Barry-Murphy reflected on the joy he has had in coaching the team this season and what it means to end the season on a high.


“It’s very rewarding. It doesn’t always work out as in any sport,” he said.

“There is so many difficult games and experiences that it’s so rare and you get that sense that these don’t come around often so it’s important that the players understand that they can actually enjoy themselves, relax with their families and savour the moment.

“Because they put so much work into it and you can’t really stop them having that moment of joy because that’s what the sport is all about at the end of the day.”

Watch the video above to watch Barry-Murphy’s interview in full…