Dobra and Clements With First Team in Germany
Thursday, 4th Jul 2019 20:45
Youngsters Armando Dobra and Bailey Clements joined the first-team squad as they flew out to Germany earlier this afternoon for their pre-season training camp.
Attacking midfielder Dobra, 18, signed his first professional deal with the Blues in February and a month later was handed his Albanian U19s debut.
A regular for the U23s last season, Dobra joined Town from the Essex-based Finesse Football Academy as an U15 and became a full-time scholar in the summer of 2017.
Left-back Clements, also 18, signed his first professional deal in August last year having trained with the first team during pre-season and come on as a sub in the Barnet friendly. Clements has been with Town, his local club, since he was seven years old.
The duo will hope to be involved when the Blues take on Bundesliga new boys SC Paderborn in their first friendly of pre-season on Saturday.
Dobra and Clements are far from the only academy products in Germany with the likes of Jack Lankester, Teddy Bishop, Andre Dozzell, Flynn Downes, Tristan Nydam, Josh Emmanuel, Myles Kenlock, Harry Wright and Idris El Mizouni all established members of the first-team squad.
You can find details of Town’s pre-season fixtures ahead of 2019/20 here.
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
You need to login in order to post your comments
Blogs 269 bloggers
Hello Old Friend - AFC Wimbledon Home Preview by portmantales
AFC Wimbledon make their first ever trip down to Portman Road in their current guise tonight on the back of the greatest escape in their club’s short history.
Football's Financial Crisis by Stowmarket
I have been watching English football for over 40 years, from top-tier to non-league. In that time it has faced many low points, including mass hooliganism and stadium deaths in tragedies such as Hillsborough and Valley Parade.
Green’Un With Envy by ElephantintheRoom
I guess you have to be of a certain age to remember the Green’Un. Those brought up in the era of the Internet might struggle to understand the excitement of hearing a possibly still-damp newspaper of greenish hue drop through the letter box on a Saturday evening.
Return of the Posh Messiah? - Peterborough Away Preview by portmantales
Classic standing terraces, a reckless Lee Martin and of course Darren Ferguson. These are the things that first come to mind when I think of Peterborough.
Heart of Darkness by Stowmarket
Joseph Conrad’s short novel Heart of Darkness is one of my favourite books. It is based on the real events which the writer experienced first-hand while travelling up the Congo river. It asks serious questions about empire-building and racism.
Ipswich Town Polls
[ Vote here ]