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Youth Team Set To Face Fleetwood

27 February 2015

Richie Kyle Previews Fixture

Richie Kyle is confident his side can bounce back from cup disappointment this weekend, when his side welcome Fleetwood Town to Squires Gate.

Following an impressive draw against table-toppers Bury last weekend, The Seasiders lost out to Accrington Stanley in the Youth Alliance Cup, but Kyle said he was confident his side can react in a positive way against The Cod Army.

"It'll be good for us to get straight back out there, and I'm confident we'll get the win," he said.​ "I seem to be repeating myself a lot but we have a great team spirit here and I know on our day we can match anyone, we proved that last weekend against Bury.

"We're under no illusions of how tough it will be - when you haven't won in a while you need that bit of luck or a moment of magic to go for you - but you make your own luck in football so I'm confident that can happen this weekend.

"This has been a tough run for us, losing three key players to the first-team has hurt us as a team, but it's driven us on as a project. Producing first-team players is the main objective and me and my staff have delivered that. We now need to develop more.

"Unfortunately, once that whistle blows you just want to win the game and the pressure is on to do so, no matter what the circumstances are, and it's been difficult for us with how young our squad has been. The cup match saw us play two 15-year-olds, which is great experience for them but it just highlights how stretched we are."

Blackpool beat this weekend's opponents 3-1 back in September, and Kyle is confident that lightening can strike twice and that The Seasiders can get that much needed win.

"It was a good game earlier in the season, one that we came out on top in so we need to carry that into Saturday's game," he said.

"They took the lead in the second-half but we ended up winning it comfortably, we know what to expect from them and if we apply ourselves in the right way we have a great chance to win the game.

"For all our struggles in the calender year, I've seen plenty of promise with this group, and there is no reason we can't be winning games, starting this weekend," he added.

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