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Youth Team Preview: Grimsby Town

9 October 2015

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The Chesterfield youth team return to action with an away visit to Grimsby Town on Saturday, hoping to build on the last match and the draw with Doncaster Rovers.

After a tough start to the season, results have picked up and four points from the last two games provide a platform from which to take on the Mariners.

Academy manager Mark Smith is looking forward to the match: "With Grimsby struggling it should give us a bit more confidence going in, but I've told the lads that the law of averages means they've got to win one soon and we have to make sure that it's not against us.

"We're going with a really strong attacking team because we concede too many goals at the moment so we'll be going there trying to score at least one more than them."

The youth team had last weekend off and Smith feels that far from a good break for his side his players would prefer to keep going with the games.

He said: "You just wait for the game and it doesn't help when there are gaps in the season. It's better to have games consistently and the lads look forward to games on Saturdays.

"It can cause problems but we've done our best to use the time wisely and we've done a lot of fitness work and thinking about the game and how we'll tackle it."

Team News

Owen Darwent doesn't make the trip after missing recent days of training with illness. Also missing is Jake Hudson who rolled his ankle ten days ago and is looking to be back in time for next week's match at home to York City.

Attacker Curtis Morrison is only about a week away from a return to training after a metatarsal injury.

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