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Jolley Looks To Loans

18 February 2015

Michael Jolley hopes his young starlets are catching the eye of Football League clubs as he looks to secure valuable loan spells.

Jolley, who arrived at the club in July, has seen defender Tom Anderson and former winger Jadan Hall temporarily leave the club to further their development during his tenure.

And the Senior Professional Development Phase Coach admits part of his remit is to try and secure more experience for his young guns.

Speaking after the development squad’s 2-2 draw at Sincil Bank on Tuesday afternoon, the former Crewe Alexandra coach said: “We need to get our younger players more experience on loan, whether it’s in the league or in non-league.

“That’s definitely a part of the reason why we play these games. They can impress the people in the stands from other clubs and potentially get some vital loan experience on the back of that.”

Cameron Howieson, who scored the opener in the Lincoln City fixture, is one of the players the club is keen to gain experience.

Jolley added: “Cameron is a talented boy. It has been difficult for him to make the next step because the senior group are now playing in the Premier League.

“It is a difficult step to make but he is a talented player. He has been applying himself really well since I have been here this season and he has got every chance of going forward.”

Anderson, also 21, has already benefited from a loan at non-league Lincoln, then went on to play nine games at Carlisle United, before being rewarded for his impressive performances with a new two and a half year-deal at Turf Moor.

Jolley added: “The deal was thoroughly deserved for Tom. I often talk about Tom to the younger lads because he is setting a great precedent for them to try and follow with the way he goes about his business.

“He is highly professional and great for coaches to work with because he is always looking to learn and I think he could be a big part of the football club in the future.”

Meanwhile, Australian midfielder Kevin Ly recently returned from a long term knee injury and marked his comeback with a last minute equaliser at Sincil Bank on Tuesday.

“I’m really delighted for Kev,” said Jolley. “He has been out for a long time through injury and it has been a long road back for him.

“Any time a player is out for a long period it’s tough for them to come back and especially for a young player trying to make a name for himself in the game.

“Kevin has been excellent with his attitude since he has come back and to get a goal was a reward for all the hard work he has put in.”

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