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Jake hails the older heads

The Argus: Jake Forster-Caskey Jake Forster-Caskey

Albion teenager Jake Forster-Caskey has paid tribute to the influence of Matt Upson.

The veteran former England centre-half makes the 350th League appearance of his career against Middlesbrough at the Amex today after scoring the winner against them earlier in the season.

Forster-Caskey, only two years old when Upson made his debut, told The Argus: “He’s an amazing guy to have around the place.

“He has done everything in the game, played for England and some big clubs in the Premier League.

“To have his experience and knowledge on the pitch, giving clear instructions from behind for a central midfielder like me, is just phenomenal really and he has got an amazing talent to go with it.

“Also, the likes of Keith Andrews and the other senior pros have been brilliant for us youngsters this year, because they keep the team in check and ticking over.”

Forster-Caskey, 19, is trying to learn from Albion's old guard. He said: "If you've got that in the dressing room I don't see why not, because you are only going to improve by talking to people like that.

"I think you would silly not to speak to them and take in what they say, because they have been there and done it and you haven't."

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7:14am Sat 29 Mar 14

Maddog Mc says...

As Jones said in a radio interview earlier this season. Matty Upson is Matty Upson! So hopefully they know who he is....
As Jones said in a radio interview earlier this season. Matty Upson is Matty Upson! So hopefully they know who he is.... Maddog Mc
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8:02am Sat 29 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

Sounds a good head on young shoulders. It's easy to forget he's only 19 given his debut was three years three years ago. Keep listening to those guys Jake and you'll continue to develop.

I feel we haven't seen the full potential of JFC yet and won't until next season. Young players come on in fits and starts - Ince has looked sensational but may stutter sometimes over the next year or so while JFC has shown flashes but is essentially more of a slow burner.

Very keen to see what happens with Solly over the next 18 months.

In all cases I think AND HOPE all Albion fans are patient and give them the time and opportunity to grow and flourish.
Sounds a good head on young shoulders. It's easy to forget he's only 19 given his debut was three years three years ago. Keep listening to those guys Jake and you'll continue to develop. I feel we haven't seen the full potential of JFC yet and won't until next season. Young players come on in fits and starts - Ince has looked sensational but may stutter sometimes over the next year or so while JFC has shown flashes but is essentially more of a slow burner. Very keen to see what happens with Solly over the next 18 months. In all cases I think AND HOPE all Albion fans are patient and give them the time and opportunity to grow and flourish. Captain Haddock
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9:57am Sat 29 Mar 14

OldGull says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Sounds a good head on young shoulders. It's easy to forget he's only 19 given his debut was three years three years ago. Keep listening to those guys Jake and you'll continue to develop.

I feel we haven't seen the full potential of JFC yet and won't until next season. Young players come on in fits and starts - Ince has looked sensational but may stutter sometimes over the next year or so while JFC has shown flashes but is essentially more of a slow burner.

Very keen to see what happens with Solly over the next 18 months.

In all cases I think AND HOPE all Albion fans are patient and give them the time and opportunity to grow and flourish.
I hope you are right.
I like JFC and realise at 19 he is still very much a work in progress.

Unfortunately a number of posters to this site seem somewhat negative about him
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Sounds a good head on young shoulders. It's easy to forget he's only 19 given his debut was three years three years ago. Keep listening to those guys Jake and you'll continue to develop. I feel we haven't seen the full potential of JFC yet and won't until next season. Young players come on in fits and starts - Ince has looked sensational but may stutter sometimes over the next year or so while JFC has shown flashes but is essentially more of a slow burner. Very keen to see what happens with Solly over the next 18 months. In all cases I think AND HOPE all Albion fans are patient and give them the time and opportunity to grow and flourish.[/p][/quote]I hope you are right. I like JFC and realise at 19 he is still very much a work in progress. Unfortunately a number of posters to this site seem somewhat negative about him OldGull
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