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Premier League U-21 plan confirmed

August 3, 2012
By ESPN staff
Premier League and Championship clubs have approved proposals to revamp the current reserve team set-up with a new competition for Under-21 players.

The clubs, 17 from the top flight and six from the Championship, agreed to the proposals, meaning the Premier League overhaul of youth team football will be brought forward and will kick in this season - a season earlier than planned.

The new competition is intended to bridge the gap between academies and first teams by providing ...

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