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Youth Team in Top of Table Clash

27 March 2015

The Spireites host Bradford City on Saturday morning in a top of the table contest that could go some way to decider the league championship.

The match kicks-off at 11am at Langer Lane and all supporters are invited to come along and cheer on the team as they face the Bantams, just one place behind the Spireites at the top of the league table.

Ahead of the match coach Mark Smith was looking forward to a tough test for his side: "It's boiled down to a four game mini season for us. It is a big game for us but the lads are aware of the intensity and enormity of the game so hopefully we will do the business.

"We've had a bit of illness in the camp and some injuries from the other night so training has been interrupted. Wednesday was a day at collage for the kids and then Thursday we got the lads and played, they had a recovery session and went back to the collage in the afternoon."

Smith also spoke about how his coaching staff attempt to prepare the young players for high pressure situations.

He said: "Part of the programme is that we cover scenarios where you try and reproduce situations in training sessions. You do it to the best of your ability but you can't actually recreate the situation that you want when you're going into a big game.

"I think the lads do know the enormity of the next three or four games coming up and they know what's at stake so that's all that we are looking at. I'm sure that they will do the business, we've been confident all season. 

"The kids have dealt with it all season so I can't see any reason why it would change now. There could be a change in personnel because we are short on numbers through injury and illness but we've had that all season so we can get on with it."




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