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Youth Set For Rearranged Cup Clash

24 February 2015

Kyle's Side In Action Against Accrington

Blackpool Youth face Accrington Stanley in a rearranged Third Round Youth Alliance Cup tie today, and Richie Kyle his hoping his side can kick on after their impressive performance at the weekend.

The Seasiders found themselves two goals down to league leaders Bury on Saturday, before a second-half fight-back secured a point, and Kyle wants to carry the momentum into the cup.

“Everyone is happy with what happened on Saturday, in the circumstances it was a very good result,” he said.

“We showed real character against Bury with a very young side, it wasn’t a win but after the way the game started it felt like one. It was the best we’d played in a while against a very good side.”

Kyle will again have to assess his squad, admitting they will be light. He's also expecting a tough task against their Lancashire rivals.
“We are suffering with a few knocks from Saturday so we’ll have to see who is available, but no matter what we’re expecting a tough match against Accrington,” he said.

“They’re a good side who will be very physical so we’ll have to match them in that department if we have any aspirations to progress. Not only do we have to match what they do but we have to implement our game and look to dictate.

“We’re still searching for that elusive win so hopefully that can come this week, a couple of our performances have warranted more than we’ve got, but that’s the reality of this game so we’ll have to do a bit more. The draw on Saturday can hopefully prove a springboard for a successful end to the season.
“We’re all really looking forward to getting back out there, we didn’t want the final whistle to blow on Saturday, so hopefully the lads can go out there with the same work-rate and intensity they showed in the last game," he added.

The match between Blackpool and Accrington Stanley will take place at Squires Gate, with kick off at 2pm.

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