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YOUTH TEAM: Spireites Brewing for Burton Match

29 January 2016

The youth team go looking for a second straight league win to start the new year tomorrow as they travel to Burton Albion.

The match takes place at Welbeck DSF College (LE12 8WD) at 11am on Saturday morning, with the team fresh from last Saturday's 2-0 derby win over Mansfield Town.

Academy manager Mark Smith has a fuller squad to work with this week and is looking forward to the match.

He said: "We seem to have quite a few people back now, which gives us a near full squad for the game - that will help us to build on what was a good result last week.

"Hopefully the pitch will be a little bit better, but regardless we just need to get on it and compete, play to our strengths, and take forward the momentum we started to build against Mansfield with a good result.

"We're looking pretty strong and it can be an indication of a good run of form that players are that much more motivated to be ready for the games, when things aren't going so well niggles can sometimes come out."

Smith says that the focus is now on continuing his side's scoring streak - while at the same time keeping things a little tighter at the back.

"We like to try and share the goals around," said Smith. "We have the second highest goalscorers in the the league, though we do concede too many as well.

"That was another pleasing aspect from last week: not conceding. We also didn't look like letting a goal in, so that gives us a solid base to build from this weekend."

Team News

Tom Jarrald turned an ankle in training this midweek, making him a doubt for the match, while Dan Thistlewaite returns and is available for selection.

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