Kyle Previews Latest FixtureBlackpool Youth go into Saturday's home fixture against Wrexham on the back of two away victories, including an impressive 3-1 win over Tranmere Rovers which ended their 14-match unbeaten streak.
Richie Kyle's squad will be without Joe Moulden through suspension and with the commanding centre-back currently unavailable, Kyle has been thrilled with the way his defence has coped so far.
"I was really impressed last Saturday that we did not concede a goal, Port Vale had some good players and I thought we coped well with having to move two fullbacks into the centre-half positions.
"It's difficult because we haven't got a natural centre-back to start the game and we are going to be up against it but they've been showing unbelievable character, willingness and a desire to get it right and to show me that we can cope without Joe because he is a big loss.
"Joe's a second year and he's experienced for his age, he's one that the lads look up to especially with him being our vice-captain, but the other lads have stepped up to the plate and they've impressed me and hopefully it will continue for our game against Wrexham on the weekend." he said.
The Seasiders have endured inconsistent form of late but after two victories in a row against Tranmere and Port Vale, Kyle believes his side has the ability and potential to recreate their title winning form of last year.
"Last time we put a couple of victories together we went on a good run and we went unbeaten for five or six games. I said to the squad there's the challenge, you've won a couple of games and you're more than capable of matching any team in the league, let's see if we can go on another run.
"It will be difficult because we still have players missing and we are not full strength but the players that have come in have done tremendously. I've challenged them to go on another run and see how far we can go because that's why we did so well last year.
"We kept going on little runs throughout the season and remained unbeaten for a long period of time and although it will be tough because we still don't have our main squad, I've laid that challenge to them and I'm sure they will give it their all."