The Class of 2007/08 – A look at seven academy players who broke through a decade ago

Owain Warlow

For a short while, Warlow was the great hope for the Imps youth ranks. He exploded onto the scene with a series of pacey displays on the wing, looking like he had the potential to go far.

He was first given his chance by John Schofield in early 2007 and made his debut against Torquay in a 1-0 win for City. He went on to make five appearances in that first season, each time suggesting he was going to develop into a quality player.

His second season saw him start a handful of games under Peter Jackson, a manager who always gave youth a chance. Those starts included the 5-2 defeat in the Football League Trophy against Hartlepool that turned out to be Schofield’s penultimate game. He also came on as a sub in the 4-0 defeat by MK Dons that earned Schoey the sack.

Played a handful of times under Peter Jackson before being loaned out to Kettering Town in the 2008/09 season, and was released in the summer of 2009 after which he returned to his native Wales with Llanelli and most recently Pen-y-Bont. 

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  1. The amount of flack various managers got for not using more youth feels vindicated. None of these have gone up a level. Was Kern Miller through the youth? I remember Sutton getting pelters for letting him go to Barnsely.

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