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Kyle: All Geared Up

3 April 2015

Youth Team Face Shrewsbury

Richie Kyle says his players are looking forward to getting back on the field after an unwanted break, as Blackpool Youth face a trip to Shrewsbury Town this weekend.

The young Seasiders haven't played for a fortnight following the international break - their last game being the frustrating 0-0 draw at home to Preston - and Kyle's side are eager to get going again.

"The lads are all geared up for the game, we've had a mini-break so we're raring to go," he said. "At this stage of the season, with us bedding new players into the team and planning for next season, the break was quite badly timed from out point of view, but we've all worked hard in training and maybe it was good for a couple to re-charge the batteries.

"I think maybe if we'd have gone into the two weeks with the win we deserved against Preston, we might have been able to enjoy the break a bit more, but it was a frustrating match and one we walked away thinking 'how haven't we won that?'.

"When you play a game like that, your natural instinct as a footballer is to get back out there and right a few wrongs. Don't get me wrong, it was a good performance but we just lacked that little bit in the final third. On a different day that would have been a comfortable win for us.

"It'll be a difficult game against Shrewsbury, they're a good side. Similar to us, they like to get the ball down and play so it should be easy on the eye, and it will be a great test for our lads, especially the new ones.

"We're improving all the time, the up-turn in results in the last month or two has been obvious to see, so hopefully we can carry this on. If we play like we did in the last match but improve our finishing, then we'll be in with a great chance. It's important to finish the season off as strongly as possible so we'll be in a great position to push on over the summer and be ready for the next season," he added.

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