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Redhead: Future is bright
6:20pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Sport
REDDITCH United manager Simon Redhead believes gifted youngsters Will Richards, Leavi Oshungbure and Jermaine Hylton will play a key role in the future of the club.
The trio played a vital roles as the Reds made it three wins in four games with a thrilling 3-2 victory at Chippenham Town on Saturday.
Richards and former reserve team regular Hylton forged an impressive front two, with the latter marking his first start in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division with a well-taken goal.
Oshungbure, another player who has had to bide his time, also highlighted his reputation as a goal-scorer when he came off the bench to bag a late winner.
Victory ensured United’s battle to escape the drop zone is back on track.
Redhead said: “Will and Jermaine linked up really well and deserved to be men of the match.
“Will is so strong and he wins the ball, while Jermaine is lightning quick, “He could have scored four and actually put away the most difficult chance.
“Leavi has a knack of scoring goals which comes naturally to him, he’s not starting yet but he’s doing everything he possibly can to force his way into the team.
“These three are the future of the club, they are at the start of their careers but they will only get better.”
Redhead admitted the emergence of his young stars, as well as the capture of winger George Washbourne on a month’s loan from Forest Green Rovers, has taken the pressure off to find a new striker.
He added: “Up until recently we were looking to win games 1-0 and if the opposition scored first we were in real trouble.
“Now though we’re creating lots of chances and scoring goals.”
Defender Zac Costello is a doubt for Saturday’s home clash against bottom side Kettering Town (3pm ko) after sustaining a groin strain at the weekend.