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Youth Team Set to Host Mariners

24 February 2015

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The Chesterfield youth team take on Grimsby Town in the league at midday on Wednesday as they look to build on last week's demolition of Mansfield Town.

The youth team beat the stags 5-1 last Wednesday and seven days later host the Mariners at Staveley MWFC's Inkersall Road ground, with all welcome to come along and watch the match.

Ahead of the match coach Mark Smith spoke about what he expects from the seaside opponents.

“We’ve played them already this season,” said Smith. “We won 2-1 and it was quite a close game so you expect a decent quality from them.

"Though with all due respect, I’m not too interested in what they’re going to do, I'm just thinking about what we’re going to do.”

“Sometimes there’s more worry about how our team is going to turn up and shape up like as opposed to what they’re going to bring. They have got some decent kids but I’m expecting us to have enough to turn them over.”

Recent performances have been good from the young Spireites and Smith insists that his team will continue to aim to play football to a high standard regardless of the surface that they are playing on.

He said: “The better the pitches, the better quality performance you’ll get out of them and it’s easier to do what you’re trying to do.

“At this stage of the season things are starting to dry up so the pitches are a little bobbly and cut up, but we can play on anything so that’s not going to make much difference.”

The schedule for the youth team has been a hectic one recently but Smith is just taking it one game at a time and adjusting accordingly.

“Because we’ve had games that have been Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday, we’ve had to temper our training sessions,” said Smith. “We’ve still got about ten or 12 games left so I’ve been saying to them you’ve just got to win as many as you can.”

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