It is clearly all the rage to pluck hidden non-league nuggets these days, and Reading are joining the trend as they take a closer look at 16-year-old Carlton, currently of National League promotion-chasers Dover. Yet to play for the Whites, Carlton joined the Kent club's academy in the summer after being released by West Ham United.
Route reading⚽️— Tom Carlton (@12carlton) November 30, 2015
Since moving to Dover, Carlton has caught the eye for in the academy side and it is believed that several scouts have been tracking the youngster, who netted five goals in an 11-1 victory over Margate last week. On his trial, the Whites academy boss Mike Sandmann told the Dover Express:
"It's great for the academy players to be having these type of clubs watch their games. There is some real talented players in our academy and hopefully more and more will get the opportunity."
Good 11-1 win happy to score 5⚽️. @DoverFCAcademy— Tom Carlton (@12carlton) November 25, 2015
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