New Scholars Introduced
Richie Kyle is already looking forward to next season with Blackpool’s youth team after rounding off the 2013/14 league campaign with a 2-1 win over Port Vale.
The young Seasiders completed their North West schedule on Saturday as goals from Dion Charles and Dom Telford helped them to victory at Squires Gate Training Ground.
A number of next season’s scholars were included in the squad at the weekend and Kyle, Head of Coaching, is excited to start working with the new crop of talent in 2014/15.
“I’m really pleased with the players we’re bringing in next year and they’re going to fit in well with our very successful group of first years,” said Kyle.
“They did great, I was really pleased with them. I thought Macauley (Wilson) looked really composed and Elliot (Pond) was a handful up front, but they both have lots to do still.
“They’ve got potential, though, and young James (Doyle) and (Anthony) Cato came on and looked good on the ball.
“I’m looking forward to next season now with the players we’ve got available.”
Kyle was glad to end the league season on a winning note, stating he was never in doubt about their chances of beating Vale at the final hurdle.
“It was important we got the win because I wanted to finish the season off strongly,” he said.
“These lads do everything you ask them to do. I had no doubt we were going to win the game, we just needed to apply ourselves, and the lads did that.
“We had a clinical striker in a rich vein of form, Dom Telford, to finish the job off. We probably deserved it in the end.”
The 29-year-old now has his sights set on glory in the Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup against Oldham Athletic at Bloomfield Road.
“The focus now goes straight towards the Oldham game,” said Kyle.
“We’ll prepare properly as we always do because we’ve got determination to get another trophy.
“We want to show everyone what a good season we’ve had and what a good team we are.”