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Tranmere Next Up For Youth Team

18 September 2014

Kyle's Side Look To Extend Winning Run

Blackpool Youth will look to extend their winning run when Richie Kyle's side host Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, kick-off 11am.

The Seasiders will be aiming to make it six consecutive victories after hitting some good league form following the returns of Mark Waddington and Dom Telford.

“The season is going very well, I’m delighted with how we’re playing,” Kyle said. “It was a difficult starting the season without our full strength squad. I think we were a little unfortunate with the fixture list to play all the strongest sides in the division when we were missing key players.

“We were relying on a lot of our first years who were new to it all so it was tough, but I always said it would improve and we’ve seen their adaption to youth football has been very encouraging with the help of the second years.

“Obviously they still have a lot to learn but we’ve had a very positive last five weeks and we’re hoping that can continue.”

Reigning champions in the North West Youth Alliance, Kyle isn't prepared to make too many predictions just yet and is focused on the constant development of his players.

“It’s still early doors and I’m not going to put any added pressure on the lads by making predictions. The target for them is to keep learning, keep improving and play with the ethos we’ve instilled here now. Everybody knows what we achieved last season, but it’s a different group.

“With the quality we have here I would be disappointed if we weren’t challenging toward the top end of the league but other teams are still settling down and finding form. Despite good results we’ve still got a long way to go."

As for Tranmere, Kyle is expecting another tough test for the group.

"Tranmere have a very good side this season. We played them in pre-season and they certainly have a better team now. I know John Ebbrell (Centre of Excellence manager) very well and we expect a well organised side with quality," he added.

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