The youth team travel to Grimsby Town on Saturday for their latest league fixture as they look to bounce back from consecutive defeats.Youth team coach Mark Smith remains in good spirits and believes the young Spireites can respond in the right way on Saturday afternoon.
He said: “It’s been a bit rough the last two games. Hopefully we’ll put it down as a bit of a blip and move on.
"We’ve been alright in training this week but saying that I didn’t see the other results coming so it depends what mood we get them in tomorrow. Hopefully it’s a positive one and one that can buck the trend a little bit.
“We go there to win and give a good account of ourselves and play well. Sometimes you take the result and the result then should breed some kind of confidence and from there you’re looking to take that through training.
"We’ve got to go there and forget about what’s been happening over the last two or three weeks.”
The youth team are adjusting to life without Ricky German, who is now fully involved with the first team. It's handed opportunities to other players and there are plenty of games with a quick turnaround for the youngsters.
We are still adjusting to life without Ricky a bit but as I’ve said to them it’s good on our part that we’re producing players and now it gives other people who’ve been biding their time to step up,” said Smith.
“It’s important we keep going, we’ve got Saturday’s game then we have the FA Youth Cup game on Thursday night which is something to look forward to under the lights so it should be a decent week if we get a good result tomorrow.
"If you’ve been on a bit of a poor run like we have you want that next game to come as quick as possible so you can put it right,” he added.
Jack Brownell will miss out, and possibly for some time, as he awaits a scan on an ankle injury. Better news, however, for George Lynam and Brad Jones who will be involved after returning from their own injuries.