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PAIR WILL LEARN FROM 'MAN'S GAME'

8 March 2013

Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws believes the experience Jamie Wootton and Callum Howe are getting while at Frickley Athletic is invaluable.

Wootton, a second year youth trainee, joined the West Yorkshire outfit on work experience as Laws feels that would be the best move for his development.

Laws told The Iron Player: "It is a man's game down at Frickley and the physicality at that level will be great for his development."

Like first year professional Howe, who is on loan, Wootton will continue to train alongside the United first team every day whilst participating in Athletic's sessions and matches.

The United manager believes there is a lot of benefits to come out of this work experience deal for one of the academy's hottest properties.  

"It is probably his next development from the youth team, he has played some really physical games and hopefully we will see some benefits coming from that," he added.

"I think we have the confidence in him because he can handle it. We try and give him as many games as we can - even if it is just for a short period - but the main thing is that they are playing him and I've heard good reports of how he played last Saturday for them."

Fellow Iron star Callum Howe has already featured several times for the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier side and the Scunthorpe management have had a very positive reaction to his performances.

Laws said: "Callum has done extremely well, he has defended well and he was unlucky not to get a goal himself from a set piece.

"Again for his development he has not played many games for us whilst he has been here and for him to get out there and play games is great for him."

Laws believes that the promising future prospects Howe and Wootton will benefit significantly from the move into the non-league pyramid as it will allow them to enhance their game and physique.

"He has the height dominance to be a quality defender and I believe he will gain a lot of experience by going into the non-league system and playing some games," he finished.

See much more from Brian Laws, Tom Newey and Karl Hawley on The Iron Player.

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