Newcastle United assistant manager John Carver is delighted with the way their Academy has developed.
Carver is confident Newcastle United wonâ€™t miss out on another Michael Carrick â€“ because they now have an Academy that can compete with Manchester United and the rest of English footballâ€™s big guns.
â€śI think you can see the change in culture at the club,â€ť he told The Journal. â€śWe now have a person in our Academy doing the same thing that our senior scouting team does.
â€śTheyâ€™re looking for young talent just as weâ€™re looking for players to buy â€“ theyâ€™re doing that full-time.
â€śAt the young level, the most important thing when youâ€™re scouting is you look after your own area.
â€śIt feels if weâ€™re going in the right direction there but itâ€™s also about whether we can be competitive further afield. Thereâ€™s no reason why we canâ€™t compete with Manchester United, Arsenal and the rest. Why canâ€™t we attract top young players? Weâ€™ve got great facilities, coaches and set-up. If you do that you might just get a step on Manchester United.â€ť