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Youth Team Preview: Doncaster Rovers

25 September 2015

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The youth team return to action at home tomorrow morning attempting to build on their dominant 5-1 win over Lincoln City last time out.

The win over the Imps was the young Spireites' first triumph of the season, but academy manager Mark Smith knows Saturday's opponents Doncaster Rovers will provide a far sterner test.

"It will be a lot tougher," he said. "I've already warned the players and we've gone through the analysis from last week and we were back up to the levels we were at last season, which was really good and pleasing.

"I'm trying to keep their feet on the ground by telling them that Saturday's opposition will be bigger, stronger and more physical. We've got to try and match that and then build on what we did last week.

Entry to the match is FREE, and all Spireites supporters are welcome to attend, with refreshments available at the stadium.

"Tomorrow will be a big test and if we come out of it with a result than I'll think that we probably will have turned the corner. They gave us a standard last week and the job is now to maintain that.

"I put them under a little bit of pressure this week in training, asking them if they can win the league from this position. That's the challenge that's been laid down for them."

Team News

Captain Brad Holmes will be back in the side after illness ruled the defender out against Lincoln, though Jack Brownhill - back in training after injury - is not yet ready for a competitive return.

George Lynam turned his ankle in training at the start of the week but will be okay to face Rovers, though Curtis Morrison is two weeks away from training with a metatarsal injury.

The match - like all of the youth team's home matches this season - will take place at Staveley MWFC's Inkersall Road ground, with refreshments available and all supporters welcome to attend.

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