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Hampton Youngster Training With Derby County

8 months ago By HRBFC Press Team

Academy prospect Dylan Randall is training with Derby County this week, after being invited by Chief Scout Malcolm Crosby.

Randall became the club’s youngest ever player in November, when he appeared as a substitute in the 5-1 FA Trophy win over Harlow Town. Coming on at the age of 16 years and 309 days, Dylan broke a record that stood for 43 years, and since then has been impressing everyone at The Beveree.

Dylan went on to make headlines in The FA Trophy on 16th December, when he came off of the bench against Heybridge Swifts and scored a dramatic 92nd minute equaliser to earn The Beavers a replay. It was a very well taken goal that got everyone talking, and has since earned him an appearance for the first-team squad in the National League South.

Derby’s Malcolm Crosby went to see Dylan at the Oxford City game, where he made a brief but lively appearance, but has largely gone to Derby on the recommendation of the Hampton coaching staff.

Manager Alan Dowson drove Dylan to Derby on Tuesday, to see him settle in, however Dylan is expected to be back and available for selection for the weekend’s game against Hemel Hempstead Town, should Dowse wish to include him.

Dylan, who will be 17 this month, is a first-year scholar at the HRBFC Academy, and has already played a trial game for Stevenage Borough this season, while Ipswich Town have also invited him to train with them.

Dylan and fellow Academy team-mate Enoch Soganile signed contracts with the club in December, and have been involved with the first team squad since - with Enoch even managing to make two first-team starts, away in the FA Trophy and Middlesex County Cup.

The club would like to wish Dylan the best of luck during his time with Derby, and look forward to having him back later this week.

For more information on the HRBFC Academy, including more details of the next Open Day taking place on February 16th, make sure to follow them on Twitter @AcademyHRBFC.

Updated 19:17 - 3 Jan 2018 by HRBFC Press Team

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