Richard Dobson has spoken of his immense pride after the latest player he has had a big hand in developing joined a higher-ranked club.
“Now I’m assistant manager, I hope having me around is helping the players continue their development, not just the young players but the more senior players too. I’m a development coach and I want to develop people.”
“I was sick to death of hearing about Crewe all the time, so that was my aim and I think if you look at the abundance of young players coming into the first team and those who have gone on to play at a higher level, it’s something we all should be very proud of.
“They’ve trusted me, they’ve allowed me to do my job and I said when I was interviewed for the head of youth role, I believe there is a club in the south of England that could be become the new Crewe Alexandra.
“That’s what I was brought to the club to do and the club’s been good to me over the past seven years,” Dobbo told wwfc.com.
Charles Dunne, one of 10 players in the Wanderers' squad of 26 to have progressed through the club's ranks, signed for Blackpool last week, but immediately returned to Adams Park on loan for the rest of the season.