This is a problem for us, we have almost no track record of producing youngsters. Everton can prove that there is a route to first team football through their u18s/23s we struggle.
A couple of years back my son was wanted by United, he was with Wednesday u8s at the time. After a bit of convincing I took him there to give it a go. United were very quick to point out at there is a route from their academy into first team football and lads would be given a chance, they had a very good "sales pitch" of their club and being honest I was impressed.
Wednesday on the other hand were making a big deal of Jack Stobbs and Matt Penney going from the foundation phase to signing pro, which is nowhere near the level of other clubs around us.
I know times have changed at Hillsboro but other clubs can show a track record of youth production, unfortunately we can't.