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Youth Team Preview: Burton Albion

11 September 2015

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The Chesterfield youth team host Burton Albion at 11am tomorrow morning, hoping to kick-start their season with a first competitive win.

Having gone a weekend without a game last Saturday, the youth team return home to Staveley MWFC's Inkersall Road ground for the match with Burton Albion.

Ahead of the game, academy manager Mark Smith spoke about how he is trying to foster a winning mentality within his squad.

He said: "We've had numerous meetings reiterating that we need to try and get things going now and we've had a good week of training. Now with Burton tomorrow it's an opportunity to try and get that first win.

"It's about buying into a way of training and being trained. What we try and do at this club is to spend a lot of time working on technique, and what we now need to also do is build the intensity and move that into games.

"We took some of these things for granted by the end of last season but I think now the players are getting to grips with the style of play and we want to win games."

Smith also says that winning is a key ingredient in the progress of his young squad members.

"Maybe winning isn't the be-all and end-all, but I tend to think that it's tough to develop in a team that's losing all the time. 

"You get better more quickly if the team is winning and if you do win it benefits the team the following week in training. We're trying to groom kids to become as good as they can be and we're looking to get into winning ways from the match with Burton."

The match at Inkersall Road tomorrow morning is open to all fans, with a charge of £2/1 payable on the turnstile for the 11am start.

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