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Bolton academy chief Sulley seeking better results

Bolton Wanderers academy director Chris Sulley has set out ambitions for 40 per cent of the first team to come through the club's system.

He told the Bolton Evening News: "A club of our size has to look to the youth development as the way forward. We're never going to be able to compete with the bigger clubs financially, so we have to produce our own players to be successful.

"The good thing about this club is, if they are good enough, the younger players will get a chance. We've seen that with Nolan, Hunt, O'Brien and Vaz Te coming through.

"We have made great progress given the constraints on finances and resources. We've got some good kids coming through - we've got four boys with England at different age groups - and we have the infrastructure in place. Now we just need the facilities to match that."

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