Mark Smith’s youth team will be looking for revenge against Hartlepool United this Saturday, after they lost 3-1 in their match against the Monkey Hangers.
Last time out in the league, the youth team held Scunthorpe United to a 2-2 draw at home, and will be hoping for an extra two points in their next game, which takes place at Blackhall Colliery (TS27 4LX).
Mark Smith, academy manager, is confident his team can come away from the game with the result they want.
He said: “Playing Hartlepool is always tough. We owe them one, as they gave us a bit of a pasting earlier on in the season.
“We’re miles better now though, few of the lads were still finding their feet early on but everybody is more in tune with what we want now. The majority of them have now got a full season under their belts and are as fit as possible.
“It will still be a difficult game to win. It’s a two and a half hour journey on the minibus, and being in a confined space for such a long time, jumping off the bus then playing straight away can be tricky but it’s what we’ve got to cope with.
“Generally, we are quite confident in going up there and putting a performance in that will get us all three points.”
Curtis Morrison and Brad Holmes are missing with injuries while Luke Randall and Harry Taylor will also miss the game through knocks they are carrying.