EDS players on the first team tour - Part 2

By Steven McInerney, Fri 17 July 2015 09:50

EDS players on the first team tour - Part 2Steven McInerney takes a look at the likes of Brandon Barker and José Ángel Pozo in the second part of his series

The second instalment of this three part feature looking at the EDS and returning loanees out on tour with the first team in Australia. After previously taking a closer look at Gunn, Evans, Lopes, Zuculini, Humpreys and Enas Unal, this time its the turn of three Spaniards and two Manchester lads.

All were involved in yesterday's behind closed doors friendly against Adelaide, and from what I've read and the brief highlights available online, they seemed to acquit themselves well. Barker took the headlines, scoring his first of what is hopefully many, many goals for the first team. Maffeo was typically Maffeo, composed and positive and the others put in good shifts in what was more or less a training game, in all but name.

I suspect most will be get minutes at the weekend as they take on Melbourne City, our newly acquired sister club. With any luck it might tell us a little thing or two about what to expect this year.

I'll be writing some thoughts up after the games as per usual, and the final piece of this particular jigsaw will follow tomorrow night with a look at centre-backs Ellis Plummer and Jason Denayer, fresh from signing a new five year contract with City, two vibrant and energetic midfielders in Olivier Ntcham and Bersant Celina, and finally, and most certainly not leastly, our Nigerian wondered - Kelechi Iheanacho.

Read the full article on In Esteemed Kompany here.