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Youth Team Face Test of Iron

6 February 2015

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The youth team hope to end their bad weather exodus with a match and positive result when they host Scunthorpe United on Saturday morning.

The match with the Iron kicks-off at 11am at the Langer Lane sports ground in Chesterfield and, after two postponements in a row, youth team coach Mark Smith is just hoping the weather lets off and allows his side to finally play.

"We're hopeful the game will go ahead this week, " said Smith. "We went to train there yesterday and though we've had a frost overnight we'll be down there in the morning to check it and then hopefully the change in the weather will mean we can get the game on.

"It will be another frustrating weekend if we get to tomorrow and we have to call it off, but there's nothing much we can do about that.

"It's been difficult building up to games and then them not happening. You've got to get ready as though the match is on, and yesterday was probably the first day we've been on the grass and back into the routine."

Smith is hoping that his side will be able to pick up where they left off and are able to return to the good form consistently displayed until the bad weather set in.

Smith said: "Hopefully the team will be able to get back into the rhythm we had leading up to Christmas and into the new year.

"I almost can't remember the last game we played, it's been that long ago. It was Burton away and a really positive result, but now we've not played for nearly three weeks, so it's hard.

"We've had a couple of behind closed doors games, but it's not the same and you don't prepare the same way. What we need to do now is get back and get playing again, it's as simple as that."

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