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Wolves academy chief Scott Sellars: We're now scouting abroad

Wolves academy chief Scott Sellars says the priority is to produce talent for the first team.

Wolves have created a reputation for producing players of their own, with the likes of Morgan Gibbs-White, Ryan Giles and Niall Ennis the latest in a long line of youngsters to progress through the system to reach the first-team.

Sellars told the club's website: "Since I've been here, from day one, I've always talked about getting players in the first-team football as the key job. As a youth team coach, under-23s coach, Academy manager, that's what you should be judged on. I don't think anyone really cares who won the FA Youth Cup for the last seven years, I don't think most people would know, it's about developing players and I think our record is good – but I want it to be better.

"I don't want to be talking about Morgan [Gibbs-White] in ten years' time, I want to be talking about the next one, and hopefully, in each age group, we're going to have two or three players who will be at the level to come in to Wolverhampton Wanderers and get into the first-team.

"On the other hand, looking at recruitment, we are looking around Europe at other players. We're not just going to look at what's in the Midlands, we're being proactive about looking at what's in England, and I've spent a bit of time looking at players abroad as well. I want to maximise what we can do, but also catch up with the first-team and their model."

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