Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside agrees with Owen Coyle they need to get more from their academy.
Costing around £2m to run each season, Gartside reckons that if improvements can be made to the end products coming down the conveyor belt, then the financial pressure placed on owner Eddie Davies can be reduced.
"Being realistic, the youth system has got to work because we can invest in the youth and we've got to see some return for it," he told the Bolton News.
"We're not going to be able to go and buy footballers at £10m and £15m every year because we don't have the fan base or the resources to do that, and we've got to find other ways of doing this.
"That's the way Owen wants to move forward, he wants a younger team, he wants a team of youngsters who are going to run for him, obviously youngsters with talent. Hopefully youngsters with talent, who have been brought on by Bolton Wanderers; that's the way forward, there's no question."
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