Word is heís already done his research on the youngsters and rates them.
Dowell inparticular has been singled out as somebody he wants to have a good look at.
Connolly as well could have a role.
Connolly could become an excellent squad player with the right management.
Plays anywhere across the backline*, is strong in the air, and looks like a genuine goal threat from set pieces.
* He played defensive midfield for Mick McCarthy's Ipswich last season but I'm not sure how much potential he has in that role because Mick McCarthy is exactly the sort of guy who would play a natural defender in midfield.