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ALL age groups at Burton Albion Academy train at St George’s Park.

Academy Manager Dan Robinson sees this as an important step in the Academy’s development and is delighted that more than 120 registered players get the chance to use the facilities at St George’s Park.

He said: “The Under 18s  train and play all their games there. The 9s to 16s train most of the time at St George’s Park. 

“If we want to develop Championship-level footballers then we have to have the facilities to support that development. 

“As well as having the right surfaces to work on for the players, it will help us with our recruitment. We are surrounded by some big clubs and in order to compete we have to have some points of difference. Hopefully when they come and see where we are training it will be a big draw. 

“On Wednesday nights we will be training our 9s-16s in the indoor 3G at St George’s Park – that is an unbelievable facility. You couldn’t get that kind of opportunity at most clubs."