Teenage Kicks: Pierre Ekwah Elimby
In the latest part of our series looking at the upbringing of our Academy youngsters, midfielder Pierre Ekwah Elimby talks life in France, changing positions and footballing memories.
A good one-v-one defender who likes to tackle, he is equally comfortable on the right or centre of defence, and made his youth team debut on the opening day of the 2017/18 campaign. The England Under-17 international went on to make 25 appearances for the Under-18s as they completed a clean sweep of four trophies.
In 2018/19, Lavinier played most of his football with Andy Myers's youth team before making his development squad debut in January away at Everton, the eventual PL2 champions. He signed a first professional contract at the club in July 2018, a two-year deal that expires at the end of 2019/20.