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Exclusive: Steve Howey backs youth duo to develop further under Pep

Ex-Manchester City player Steve Howey believes it’s always good to see players come in and do well, following Samuel Edozie and Cole Palmer featuring for Manchester City in the Community Shield match against Leicester.

Both featured for Manchester City’s academy last season, with Edozie getting seven goals and five assists and Palmer getting 13 goals and six assists. The duo also featured in City’s first Premier League 2 match of the season last weekend, a 0-0 draw away at Liverpool.

Their performances on the pitch last term helped Manchester City’s EDS squad win the Premier League 2, with their form being rewarded with a place in Pep Guardiola’s starting XI at Wembley Stadium for the Community Shield.

And Former Cityzen Steve Howey believes the duo will be looking forward to the season ahead, exclusively telling Football FanCast: “Yeah, I mean, I thought it was a decent game.

“It’s always good to see people come in and do really well. So, because of that, they’ll be looking forward to the season and see what they can do.”

Manager Pep Guardiola has given academy players minutes in the first team in previous seasons, with the likes of Phil Foden and Liam Delap both featuring.

Cole Palmer has already had some first-team minutes in both the Carabao Cup and the UEFA Champions League, and after starting the Community Shield, if the duo can have good seasons for the academy, they could be the next players to transition permanently from the academy into the first team at the Etihad Stadium.

Article title: Exclusive: Steve Howey backs youth duo to develop further under Pep

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