Moses Progressing

Tony Carr says Moses Ashikodi is progressing nicely after he scored again for Academy side in a win over Crystal Palace.

"He is settling in nicely; he is not as match fit as he would want to be but obviously the more he trains the fitter he will get," says Tony of Moses, who signed for the club last week.

"Hopefully he will progress and be okay - but it is very early to pin any labels on him at the moment."

Tony was happier with the overall performance, and he adds:

"Defensively we were a little bit sounder than we have been in the last couple of games; we defended particularly well in the second half.

"James Tomkins played well, and he is a schoolboy who is coping very nicely with the more senior football - he is giving three years away in some cases, so that was a pleasing performance."

Tony Stokes scored the other goal in a 2-1 win.

Tony will be talking his U18s to Holland later in the week for the annual ADO Tournament at Den Haag, and he says:

"We go away to Holland for a tournament at the weekend which will mean a lot of games in a short space of time.

"That will prepare us nicely for the 21st when our season begins and hopefully we are ready to peak at the right time.

"It is a place we have been to before so we are quite familiar with it and it will be nice to have competitive football rather than just friendlies where we are throwing on loads of subs and changing formations."