TADCASTER Albion manager Paul Quinn has affirmed his commitment to bringing youth through the club.

Following the curtailment of his side’s Northern Premier League north/west division season, the Brewers boss has plenty of time to reflect on what has been a good campaign for the younger players at Ings Lane.

Stars in their early twenties like Junayd Pandor (20) and Ify Ofoegbu (21) were given plenty of chances to shine as the Brewers ended the 2020/21 season on the up.

Meanwhile, the 19-year-old Bailey Thompson - who joined Taddy in the summer leading up to last season - secured himself a move to National League North outfit Guiseley thanks to his performances at the Global Stadium.

He scored in each of the Brewers’ last four games of term but only got one chance to pull on the Lions jersey before the season at Step 2 was declared null and void.

And Quinn is planning again to look to the future for the 2021/22 season with home-grown talent.

“The decision by the FA and the leagues to curtail the season came as no surprise and was perhaps inevitable once the National Leagues North and South decided to void the season,” he said.

“I think it was, in the circumstances, the right decision and provides a clean slate for the new season.

“We will now have to have another look at everything with a fresh pair of eyes but I think over the next four months we will see a lot of player movement in non-league and clubs thinking about how they are moving forward.

“We want to continue to bring players through from the under-21 team, which was re-established last year.

“There are players I would like to retain and others who want and have the ability to push on to a higher level in the pyramid, just as Bailey Thompson has done in joining Guiseley.”