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3 Tips For Making Sure Loaning Youth Players Is Successful


3 Tips For Making Sure Loaning Youth Players Is Successful

Football Manager Tips For Loaning Youth Players

No matter what club you decide to manage on Football Manager, not every player that is at your club will have a chance in the first team. It can sometimes be a good idea to loan out players who are not going to get a chance in the first team. This can often be a way to try and prove themselves and then try to make it to your first team.

How can you make sure its a successful loan spell when you loan out your youth players?

In this article we check out three key areas for making sure any player you loan out will have a better chance of a successful loan spell.

Review The Facilities Of The Club You Are Loaning The Player To

If you decide to loan one of your younger players to another club, there is a good chance that the facilities of the club you are loaning the player to will not be as good as the facilities you have. It will be important to make sure you take a quick look at the facilities of the club you are loaning your player to. I recently wrote a youth facility guide which details the different levels that are important for developing youth players at a club and for making sure that the players you get into your academy are as good as they can be.

I would consider playing time more important than the training facilities, but if your player has a few different clubs wanting him on loan, go for the club with the best facilities.

Check Out The League Position Of The Club

One important aspect to loaning out your youth player is that they are playing at the right level. If a player is currently good enough for League 2. Make sure he is loaned to a League 2 club. The player needs to be challenged based on his current ability, so make sure you loan him to a club where he will be challenged. I would also recommend to check out the league position of the club you are loaning your players to. If a club is struggling and the results are not going to well, then its going to be tough for a young player to go in and have a good experience. If a club is performing better in the league, then your younger players should have a better chance to play well.

It is important to recall your player from loan if he is either struggling or if he is not playing for the club he is on loan at.

Make Sure Your Youth Player Is Prepared

There will be a number of different areas you will need to focus your youth player on to make sure he is prepared to go out on loan.

Player personality - make sure your youth player has been tutored so that he has a professional personality. This will be important for his development in the long run. Even if you need to keep a player at your club for a few more months before loaning him out, to ensure he has a good personality, make sure you do this.

Player age - I do not loan out players that are 16 or under, no matter how good they are. Players aged 17 I will loan out if they are good enough and have a good personality. At the age of 18, I will start the loaning process properly. Ages 19+ I will look to loan out any players who will not be playing in my first team. At this age players need to be playing regular football.

What is the current ability of the player? If your youth player is really not that good, you might want to keep him at your club for a few months where the facilities are better. Although he will not be playing in your first team, at least you can get him tutored and he can use the training facilities at your club. If a player is not good enough by the time he is 19, it is likely going to be time to release him from your club. I will generally keep players around until they are 21, if I think they have a slight hope of turning into a decent enough player.

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