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Youth Team Heading to Rotherham

10 October 2014

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The Chesterfield youth team travel to Rotherham United tomorrow, looking to get back to winning ways.

Last week the young Spireites lost 3-1 in a cup match at Doncaster Rovers, and return to league action on Saturday morning.

Youth team coach Mark Smith is looking forward to the game and hopes it will wipe away last week's disappointment.

He said: "It's a chance for us to get last week out of our system. We've been okay through the week training-wise, though it's been a bit disrupted by the bad weather, but hopefully we're raring to go again and get back into it."

Smith think's last weekend's loss has hurt his side, but that they are now ready to move forwards.

He said: "I think kids do get disappointed with their own performances, but you're only as good or bad as your last game.

"We had a game arranged for Tuesday with Boston United, but it got called off because of the weather and probably a few of them were looking forward to that to get some minutes but also to get playing again after a poor performance."

"We'll turn up prepared tomorrow. As the players are young they do lack consistency at times but that's something you have to consider when you're working at this level."

The Spireites are doing well towards the top of the league table and Smith believes that the standings are an important consideration.

He said: "The league table is vitally important. I know the development of kids is important and people have said that the result doesn't matter and it's just about how the kids are playing, but I don't buy into that. 

"I think if you win games you're more confident and if you're more confident, you're more likely to kick-on and develop through the week and the training's better."

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