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Pre-FA Youth Cup Round-up: Crystal Palace v Bolton Wanderers

18 January 2019

Crystal Palace Under-18s face Bolton Wanderers tonight in the much anticipated FA Youth Cup at Selhurst Park and we've got everything that you'll want to read and watch ahead of the clash.

Starting off is a full brief of everything you need to know about both the Youth Cup and Palace's Academy side. Find out how the lads got to this round, what happens if the game is drawn and who's featured for the Eagles in the tournament previously alongside much more.

Away from the pitch, both the U18s an U23s met Charlie Fogarty earlier in the week. Charlie is an inspirational speaker and shared his remarkable story with the squads, you can read what he had to say and find out about his story here.

Back on the pitch, the lads have been training hard under the stewardship of former Palace defender Paddy McCarthy. He and Academy Director Gary Issott spoke with Palace TV as they previewed tonight's clash with Bolton. To watch what they had to say and see their squad training hard, just click on the video below.

The last time that Crystal Palace went all the way in the FA Youth Cup was 1978. Whether you remember it or not, read how the successful Eagles side got along as the likes of Vince Hilaire and Terry Fenwick led the line 41 years ago.

Speaking this week was Under-18s forward TQ Addy, who discussed his life growing up around football, stepping up to the Under-23s and his dream of playing in the Premier League one day.

News

Crystal Palace have teamed up with Croydon Council to provide shelter for rough sleepers at Selhurst Park. Find out more here.

Under-23s midfielder Joseph Hungbo has joined Margate FC on loan until the end of the season.

Roy Hodgson has announced that Julian Speroni is likely to start tomorrow for Palace against Liverpool and praised the Argentine goalkeeper as he did.


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