Date: 11th December 2019 at 7:00pm
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After the rises of Nathan Ferguson, Rakeem Harper and Kyle Edwards, it is easy to see why West Brom fans are keen to see who the next to star to emerge from the academy will be, and Rico Richards could just be that name.

The 16-year-old attacker was the man of the show last night in West Brom’s FA Youth Cup victory over Scunthorpe United, with Richards scoring a sensational solo goal against the Irons to send the Baggies U-18 side to the fourth round of the prestigious English youth tournament.

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Richards has been a well-known prospect in the youth academy for some time now, with The Express and Star reporting last month that the club were keen to tie the versatile teenage forward with West Brom after reported interest from the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, and Albion fans on social media loved the youngster’s goal against Scunthorpe.

Here’s what West Brom fans had to say about Richards’ goal against Scunthorpe on Twitter, with lots of supporters impressed with what they saw from the academy star…

It is not yet known who West Brom will play in the next round of the FA Youth Cup.

 

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