David Brooks and James Maddison prove persistence does finally pay off | Ben Fisher

22 August 2018 10:00
The quality of the young midfield duo was never in doubt but both had to recover from setbacks before reaching the Premier League with Bournemouth and Leicester respectivelyFor David Brooks, there was the toughening-up experience of the midweek under-19 reserve league against Staveley Miners Welfare and Handsworth Parramore and a loan stint at Halifax Town, while James Maddison earned his stripes in League One with Coventry City after being thrust in at the deep end at 17.Like Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker, among others, before them, both have grafted and excelled in the lower reaches of the game, with bumps along the way, but are flying the Football League flag as they flourish in England’s top tier. Related: Steve McClaren and QPR dazed and confused after shambolic start Related: Leicester’s James Maddison makes sure before Vardy sees red against Wolves Related: Brentford happy to do it their own way in quest for promotion Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian