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Kyle Pleased With Youth Performance

26 November 2014

Youth Team Progress In Lancs FA Youth Cup

Richie Kyle was pleased with his side’s performance in the Lancashire FA Youth Cup against Burnley yesterday. 

The Youth Team recorded a 3-1 win against their local rivals, with goals from Bright Samuel, Joe Moulden and Dom Telford putting them in the semi-finals of the competition.

“It was a really pleasing performance. I wanted a reaction from Saturday and I got it. We knew Burnley were going to be at full strength and that they are a good footballing team,” Kyle said.

“We had a game plan and we worked on it on Monday. I was just really pleased for them because they executed the game plan and they worked extremely hard to get a result. I could see how hard the lads were working off the ball, and I knew we had quality and goals in us once we won the ball back.

“We had to show Burnley a bit of respect because we know they like to play good football, so at times we had to sit in and try and hit them on the break. We scored some great goals and I thought it was a really good performance and we hope we can build on this now.”

Striker Dom Telford, who netted once again in the game, produced a fine personal performance which left Kyle purring.

“He’s a natural finisher, he’s the most natural goalscorer I’ve ever worked with. He can produce different types of finishes, he can finish from close or long range, he just has that in him.

“I’m really pleased with him because he is hitting a real good vein of form. I thought his all-round performance was excellent, he worked hard off the ball as well and we know when we can get it to him he can score any type of goal.”

Kyle cut an animated figure on the touchline after each of The Seasiders’ strikes, and he made no secret how important victories are to him and his team.

“Every game is important to me. I want to win every game that we play because that’s just the way I am, whether it’s a league or a cup game. I don’t necessarily think about what kind of game it is because I just want to win every game, the lads are winners and I’m a winner.

“It could have been a friendly and I’d have been the same. It would be nice to go and win another trophy, we won one last season with the league and got into a cup final as well.

“After that performance the lads deserve it. We are going to take every game as it comes and we have got another big game on Saturday against Preston in the league,” he added.

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