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Leicester great Savage delighted with his academy: Liverpool, Burnley have signed my players

Leicester City great Robbie Savage is delighted with the progress of his Pro Football Academy All-Stars academy.

Pro Football Academy have bought Stockport Town and the club will become a conduit for recycled young talent, giving them a pathway either back into the game or to ­further education.

“This has given me the buzz back," said Savage to the Mirror. "The Academy offers a chance to kids not only let go by clubs, and Savage added: “I go in the office – I've even got my own desk. We've got 36 centres, and by the end of next year we're aiming for 150 ­centres for 10,000 kids.

“We look to take on kids who have been rejected by clubs, whether they are too small, too slow or whatever, give them a coaching structure to help them find other clubs and keep their dreams of professional football alive.

"I know what rejection feels like so I can help with the mental side as well as the disciplines, tactics and techniques.

“This season, five players from my team have been picked up by clubs – Liverpool , Preston, Rochdale and two by Burnley - on extended trials."

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