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Crawley boss Drummy: We can be good for Chelsea kids

Crawley Town boss Dermot Drummy says he feels for youngsters at big clubs.

Drummy worked for both Arsenal and Chelsea at youth level.

He told the Mirror: “It's tough for the big clubs. We've always said that for a club like Chelsea, the fans demand that a new manager comes in and buys new players. It's the same with Manchester United. They've bought.

"For a player like Loftus-Cheek, it's hard to keep on getting the trust of a new manager if they keep changing the manager. The route of Dele Alli is sometimes better to get out, earn the right to play and then progress.

“You always knew that Jack Wilshere would get into the Arsenal team because he was so outstanding. But if someone goes out on loan they've got to fight for their place, they can't be promised minutes or just be happy to sit on the bench.

“I've looked at some of the young players who go out on loan and they don't fight, they don't play enough and they don't go through those emotions of winning and losing that you need.

“I've used my contacts. I've taken Mitchell Beeney on loan from Chelsea, that loan is a development because he's not starting at the moment and I've taken Alex Davey who has come straight in. So they will both get development, one to get a place and the other to keep his place.

“There's a development side of me that never stops. We follow a similar model to what I used at Chelsea, to help them push on and develop as players."

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