Ahead of tomorrow's FA Youth Cup fourth-round tie, our series looking at the first-year scholars in our Academy returns with defensive duo Harrison Murray-Campbell and Travis Akomeah.
Our Under-18s take on Cambridge United in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup on Thursday evening, with kick-off in the away tie scheduled for 7pm.
An injury to Akomeah in our 3-1 win over Bradford City in the previous round of the competition a couple of weeks ago means that he will not be involved this time around, but Murray-Campbell will be looking to make an impact if called upon by head coach Ed Brand.
Before that match, the teenage defenders discuss their families, their football and where they want to improve.
What would you say are each other's biggest strengths?
Travis: 'I'll say his biggest strength is his technical ability as a centre-back. He is comfortable using both feet and has a very good long-ball in his locker.'
Harrison: 'I think that Travis is technically secure too. He also has a physical presence in both boxes, which he uses well, and he is a good communicator and leader.'
Since becoming scholars how has your relationship grown?
Harrison: 'We play together quite regularly and we also have a very good relationship off the pitch. I think that chemistry helps us in a lot of situations in the middle of a game.'
Travis: 'I think it is so underrated how important it is to have a good relationship off the pitch, as it helps us to improve our individual errors, which will ultimately help the team.'
How was it making your UEFA Youth League debuts?
Harrison: 'It was a good experience for me personally and one that I am proud of since this is my first year as a scholar. Being exposed to those high-pressure games and situations as well as being trusted by the coaching team to do a good job is something that I am proud of.'
Travis: 'Even though we got knocked out, I think this is a real learning curve for us as players. There are things we can work on for next year as we continue to develop. It was a challenge that I loved, taking on older players and showing what I can do.'
What has been your favourite experience so far?
Harrison: 'Most definitely making my Youth League debut, as that was special for me.'
Travis: 'Making my Youth League debut, as well as making my debut for the development squad.'
What do you do to relax?
Harrison: 'I spend time with my family and make sure that we talk and do activities together. Besides that, I like to watch movies and listen to music.'
Travis: 'I enjoy spending time with my family too and I also like to listen to a lot of rap music as it helps me to relax.'