Defending against counter-attacks – Issue 7 (February 2011)
Ben Garner is Academy Coach at Crystal Palace, and for the past six years has been responsible for bringing through a new wave of talent at the Selhurst Park club.
The recent development of stars such as John Bostock and Victor Moses has been a shot in the arm for supporters of the south London club, given Palace’s challenging financial situation. It is hoped the latest breed can find their feet quickly on the pitch as the npower Championship club look to avoid dropping into npower League One for next season.
Garner, 30, was formerly on the books at Crystal Palace, but an ankle injury at the age of 19 ended his playing career. He has coached six different age groups at the club, from Under-11s upwards.
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