Boss praises young duo

John Pemberton is pleased with the progress being made by young duo Luke Rawson and Jamie Sharman, who both featured prominently in Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Woking.

Rawson scored twice after coming off the substitutes bench while Sharman turned in a solid defensive display.

Commenting on Rawson, the manager said: “He’s a boy learning his trade and he understands what we’re trying to do with him.

“He has to keep learning and and he has to improving. I have a vision for him long-term.”

With Sharman also involved prominently, Pemberton is greatly encouraged to see two academy graduates involved in the first team.

He said: “I think it’s important to have home-grown players and I want them to go in there and stay there. The more you expose them to it, the better they will be.

“I see them as the backbone of what we’re trying to do. They could be here for the next five years.”