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Youth Team Back in Action Tomorrow

4 January 2019

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The Spireites youth team host Doncaster Rovers in the EFL Youth Alliance on Saturday, kick-off 11am.

It’s Miguel Llera’s sides first game since mid-December, but Llera explained that the young Spireites have been busy over the festive period.

“The lads have been training and have had individual fitness programmes over the Christmas break,” said Llera.

“We came back into training on Wednesday, and since then we have been preparing for the game tomorrow.”

They face a Doncaster Rovers team that are one place above them in the Youth Alliance North East Division table.

Youth coach Llera put forward that Saturday’s fixture is a chance for his team to get back on track after losing two games in a row before the Christmas break.

“Tomorrow is a good chance to get back to winning ways,” stated Llera.

“We want to show how good we are tomorrow because the lads are showing really good fitness levels over the break and have been training really well over the last few days.”

Youngsters Jamie Sharman and Luke Rawson have been involved in the first team squad in the last two National League games.

Llera commented on how pleased he was to see some of his academy players progress into the first team, by saying: “I’m really proud of them. It means that we are starting to get the rewards for all the hard work that we are doing behind the scenes.

“Hopefully soon we can put even more players from the academy and into the first team.”

The youth coach went onto mention the positive impact of having academy players featuring for the first team has on the entire academy setup.

Llera said: “Obviously it makes a big impact. It’s a big boost for all of them, not just for the players but for the whole academy.

“The kids that join us in the earlier year groups realise that Chesterfield is making a big effort in getting players through into the first team.”


The fixture takes place at the following venue: 

St George's Park, Sheffield Graves 

Bochum Parkway 


S8 8JR 

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