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Tom makes the cut for league 11

5 June 2017

Our Academy Player of the Year Tom Scott has earned more recognition after his impressive first season at the club.

The left-back, who helped AFC Wimbledon Under-18s into the last-16 of the FA Youth Cup, has been selected for 'The 11' by League Football Education (LFE).

It acknowledges the football and academic progress of Under-18 players on apprenticeships at current or former English Football League (EFL) clubs - and is also designed to assess other factors including involvement in community or charity-based initiatives.

Judged by LFE's team of regional officers, this accolade celebrates the holistic development of young players, a barometer which is also applied to the LFE Apprentice of the Year Awards presented at The EFL Awards dinner.

James Oliver-Pearce, Second Professional Development Phase Coach at AFC Wimbledon, said: "Tom's performance levels have been consistently good throughout the block and he constantly shows a great desire to improve.

"He has achieved his Personal Development targets this block and now displays excellent variety in his pass selection."

In the classroom, the teenage defender is on course to achieve a DDD profile in the Extended Diploma.

BTEC tutor Erand Jonuzi added: "Tom has made tremendous progress since September with his contribution in class, alongside great maturity, commitment and self-motivation towards the work.

"Tom continues to be punctual and always attends his classes - his work has benefited because of this."

Ademola Lookman, who joined Everton from Charlton in January and AFC Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook (formerly Leeds United) were both named in 'The 11' ahead of becoming the Championship's Apprentice of the Year, while others to previously feature in this select group include Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) and Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin (formerly Sheffield United).

LFE Chief Executive Alan Sykes added: "The 11 is directly associated with apprentice reviews that are conducted by our regional officer's throughout the season. It is a great way to highlight the achievements and progression of talented young footballers who apply themselves to all aspects of their apprenticeship."

For in-depth profiles on all of the players named in 'The 11' for June, please visit the LFE website.