PUBLISHED 12:32 15 February 2012 By Club Staff Second Year Scholars Name: Callum Saunders Position: Striker Born: Wales Coach’s View: “Callum is the son of Liverpool legend Dean Saunders and has been with us since he was very young. A quick forward with great attributes who can do things you can’t teach.” Name: James Baillie Position: Right Back Born: Warrington Coach’s View: “Another quick athletic boy, who left us for Manchester Untied as young boy before coming back. He has great potential.” Name: Perry Ng Born: Liverpool Position: Centre Back Coach’s View: “Perry has been here since day one. He comes from a great family and has a great attitude. He is a steady improver and sometimes they are the ones that can surprise you.” Name: James Jones Position: Centre Midfield Born: Winsford What The Coach Says: “A skilful ‘Crewe like’ footballer, James is a central midfielder who likes to work the ball. He is growing all the time and has great potential.” Name: Dominic Smith Position: Striker Born: Crewe Coach’s View: “ A powerful strong forward who finishes well. Dominic is a real handful for defenders and is improving all the time. He is a rough diamond but has all the attributes to become a football.” Name: Robbie Johnson Position: Goalkeeper Born: Wigan Coach’s View: “Robbie has only just joined us. He had been at Wigan as a schoolboy but came here on trial and impressed. We are still learning about him but was a good bet to be our goalkeeper.” Name: Ryan Allcock Position: Centre Back Born: Crewe Coach’s View: “A local boy who has developed in to a giant recently. A centre-half who is good on the ball and good in the air. He had a long-term injury last year, but has showed real courage to come back from it and earn a scholarship.” Name: Louis Johnson Position: Centre Back Born: Winsford Coach’s View: “A real footballing centre-half who has got good technique. We are trying to add that toughness to him, but he has worked hard and thoroughly deserves to get where he has got.” Name: Fraser Murdoch Position: Striker Born: Manchester Coach’s View: “Fraser is an athletic powerful boy who used to play at centre-half as a kid before we moved him further forward. He has really grown in to his body and has earned his right to have a go at a scholarship.” Name: Callum Prichard-Ellis Position: Striker Born: Elsmere Port Coach’s View: “Callum is another tall forward who has been here since he was very young. He is a super kid and can play in various positions. We aren’t quite sure what he is yet, but he has great potential.” First Year Scholars Name: Andre Brown Position: Striker Born: Birmingham Coach’s View: “A powerful forward who has shown great commitment to us over the years. He developed physically early and the boys have caught him up a little so he now needs to work on the tactical side of his game, but he is still a great threat." Name: Michael Pino Position: Centre Midfield Born: Chester Coach’s View: “A talented central-midfield player who does anything that you ask of him. He has a good touch and feel of the ball combined with good athleticism. He needs to improve on his tactical awareness but that will come in these two years." Name: Toby Mullarkey Born: Warrington Position: Centre Midfield Coach’s View: “Toby was with us a youngster but left to go to Everton. However he quickly decided that he had made a mistake and came back. He has been super since his return. He is a box-to-box midfielder and is great to work with." Name: George Cooper Position: Winger Born: Warrington Coach’s View: “George can play anywhere really. He is a highly talented footballer who has great belief and great balance. He has a wand of a left-foot and has played in our youth team at an early age at left-back although his goals mean he may play further forward.” Name: Chris Speed Position: Striker Born: Alsager Coach’s View: “A goal-scoring forward who can do a bit of everything but always scores a lot of goals. He comes alive in the penalty area and darts across defenders to score goals. He is getting better athletically and that will obviously help him." Name: Joe Kearns Position: Centre Back Born: Liverpool Coach’s View: “A defender who has been with us since day one. He has always been a very good footballing defender who reads the game very well. His football is very good so he has modern centre-half if you like." Name: Jon Moran Position: Centre Back Born: Crewe Coach’s View: “A big tall boy who plays at centre-half. He has been with us since he was 13 and is a talented footballer for a big guy. His defending his good as is his heading. He has had injuries but he if he can get over them he has a big chance.” Name: Liam O’Neill Position: Striker Born: Warrington Coach’s View: “Liam is a highly skilled footballer who can do exceptional things. He has great natural talent but he can be a bit hit and miss in the games at the moment. We are hoping we can get some more out of him because he is a super lad to work with." Name: Liam Matthews Position: Goalkeeper Born: Brighton Coach’s View: “Liam is a goalkeeper that we signed after he got released from Brighton. They thought he wasn’t going to be big enough but we think that may still come. I’m sure Steve Phillips will be looking forward to working with him.” Name: Joe Howell Position: Centre Midfield Born: Chester Coach’s View: “Another who has been here for a long time, Joe is a central midfield player who has a lovely touch and feel for the ball. He maybe needs to toughen up a little bit, but that will come with time. He is very much in the Luke Murphy mould and has lots of skill.” Name: Connor Smith Position: Goalkeeper Born: Crewe Coach’s View: “A goalkeeper who has signed on extended school-boy forms so is not a full-time scholar but will be in plenty. He has been blighted by injury over the years and has been very unlucky but he has shown great drive and we aren’t giving up on him just yet.