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Youth Team In Millers Friendly

28 November 2014

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With a blank Saturday in the league calender, the Chesterfield youth team go to Rotherham United on Saturday for a friendly.

The young Spireites had their league game against Doncaster Rovers postponed last weekend due to a waterlogged pitch, and manager Mark Smith was keen to avoid a similar match-less weekend.

He said: "It's just a blank weekend, we want to try and keep the games ongoing and keep the fitness levels up for when we're playing competitive games.

"Rotherham have very kindly stepped in because they haven't got a game either, so it's killed two birds with one stone.

"It's important once you've got momentum going that you keep games coming thick and fast, because we want the players to build on what they're doing.

"We had the game called off last week against Doncaster but managed to make up for it and we had a good friendly with Lincoln City midweek."

While the youth team continue to do well in the league, attention is already starting to switch back to the FA Youth Cup and the third round encounter with Premier League side Aston Villa. The cup game will take place at the Proact Stadium on Monday, December 15.

Smith explained: "It is a game for us to use in preparation for the FA Youth Cup game that we've got in a couple of weeks, that's certainly where attention is turning now."

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