MacLeod creating chances for youth
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Clach manager Brian MacLeod is seeking to strike a delicate balance between achieving results and tangible progress on the park while still blooding young talent.
The Lilywhites, under new manager MacLeod, have taken steps to cut the number of seasoned professionals within the first team ranks with the specific aim of creating a pathway for youth.
Cultivating their own players was already a priority under predecessor Iain Polworth, and encouraging green shoots have persuaded MacLeod and his board to escalate the process further.
Later in Saturday’s deceptively close-fought 3-0 defeat to Keith, a clutch of teenagers from the Merkinch youth set-up were given quality time on the pitch.
MacLeod, though, knows the patience of supporters will be far from endless should points prove elusive.
Read more in today's Highland News.