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Youth Team Set For Walsall Fixture

19 December 2014

Kyle Previews Latest Game

Head of Coaching Richie Kyle says his Blackpool Youth side are determined to go into the Christmas break on a high ahead of their trip to Walsall this weekend.

The young Seasiders face a trip to The Midlands on Saturday morning in good form, and Kyle said his players are ready for the test.

“The lads have come into a bit of form lately, shown great character and got some impressive wins, so we enter the game with confidence,” he said.

“We’ve had ten days without a game now, but the team have been training hard every day and are really looking forward to the match.

“We know this is the last game before Christmas and we’ve already strung two wins together, if we make it three it will be a really positive way to reach that milestone, so that’s what we’re aiming to do.

“We might be welcoming a few players back into the fold but what’s been pleasing recently is that we’ve shown we don’t just rely on an individual, everybody has to chip in at either end of the pitch, which I think every player has done. I’m always confident with any team I select as the group are talented, hungry and eager to learn.”

Despite Kyle’s confidence, he expects a difficult match this Saturday against a side they lost to earlier on in the campaign.

“They’re a very good side Walsall, doing well in the league so we know it will be a tough test,” he said.

“We played them earlier on in the season so we know what to expect, they’re a big, physical side and are more than capable of causing problems so we’ll have to be wary of that.

“I thought we played well last time we faced them, we handed seven debuts out in that match and it was an even game throughout, bar a ten-minute spell. They scored two quick goals but we pulled one back and were unlucky to not get at least a point.
“We have to go there and play our game, look to get on the ball and keep possession. Like I said, I think our side can go anywhere in the league on our day and win, but we need to be at our best to win the game and ensure we go into the Christmas break in good form,” he added.

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