Manchester City Academy boss sure of more ‘Iheanachos’

Manchester City's Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho (L) is tackled by Aston Villa's French midfielder Jordan Veretout during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on November 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Manchester City’s Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho (L) in action  AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF

Manchester City academy chief Mark Allen has declared that the club will soon be benefiting  from more youngsters that are set to go through the ranks just like Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho 

Iheanacho has been a bundle of success story for City with his sterling performances each time he is called up, his fellow academy product Manu Garcia has also scored for the Blues this season.

Allen claims the club environment means more youngsters can progress into the first team.

“I think we’re getting closer and closer,” said Allen.

“This year Kelechi, Manu Garcia, Tosin Adarabioyo, Brandon Barker, Thierry Ambrose have all been involved in and around the first team.

“The ice is starting to break and hopefully we will see more and more players coming through.

“I would like to think we create a no-excuse culture. We surround them with the best coaching, education, analysis, science, medicine, you name it.”

Before now, City was never seen as a building club but that assumption is gradually giving way.