EDS & Academy

City inspired by FA Youth Cup, says Dickson

Will Dickson said he and his City colleagues were hungry for FA Youth Cup success after we booked our place in the fifth round with a fine 4-1 win over Brighton.

Just as in our third-round win over Blackburn, the Elite Development Squad striker opened the scoring for Ben Wilkinson’s side at the Academy Stadium against the Seagulls.

Though Luca Barrington levelled for the visitors, Joel Ndala’s brilliant strike sent City in 2-1 ahead at the break with Nico O’Reilly and Ashton Muir then sealing victory after the break.

Our reward is a home fifth-round tie against either Middlesbrough or Fleetwood – and Dickson said the competition was something that inspired all the City players.

“The FA Youth Cup is massive. It’s one of the biggest tournaments in youth football. It’s something I want to win, and all the lads want to win too,” the 18-year-old declared.


“The main thing was to get through to the next round and that’s what we’ve done.

“The performance could have been better and there is stuff to improve on but that is the whole point isn’t’ it?

“We’ll see what Fleetwood or Middlesbrough offer. I’m sure they’ll offer something different that we have to adapt too but hopefully we can put on another good performance.”

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