Development Squad Fixtures

The Development League West fixtures have been released.

Venues and times have yet to be finalised but will be announced as soon as they are known.

In relation to the development squad and Youth Academy in general, Club Academy Scotland via the SFA have just released our MPOs (measurable performance outcomes) which is based on senior appearances by youth players developed by us. Points are awarded based the level they have played at with international appearances giving the highest, graded down to a bench place for a league two team. Our MPOs are moving steadily in the right direction and we scored 32 last season compared to 22 in 2015 and 13 in 2014. Hopefully this will move on again with the emergence of players like Scott Tiffoney and Lewis Strapp! A youth academy is a long term investment and perceived wisdom is that it takes five or more years to see the real benefit so, as a club we are moving ever closer to that position with currently five or six development squad graduates knocking at the door of the first team.