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Youth Team Clash With Accrington

13 March 2015

Kyle On Saturday's Youth Team Game

Richie Kyle is expecting a tough match when his Blackpool Youth side travel to Accrington Stanley on Saturday morning. 
 
The Seasiders go into the game at The Store First Stadium in fine form, having won their last three matches without conceding a single goal, and the Liverpudlian feels his side are more than capable of extending that run. 
 
"It will be another tough test for us against a good Accrington side, but it's one we're looking forward to," he said. 
"They're always very physical and hard to break down, but they also have some players with quality, so we'll have to be at our best. We're hoping if the pitch is decent it will mean we can play our game a bit easier and dictate it. 
 
"Saying that though, we've proven in the last few weeks that we can adapt to conditions. The pitch at Oldham wasn't the best and we were missing several players, but we ended up battling our way to an impressive 2-0 win, so this group can handle anything."
 
Stanley narrowly came out on top in the last meeting between both sides three weeks ago, and the Head of Coaching admitted it was a result he and his side will be looking to rectify on Saturday.
 
"We were very disappointed to lose out to Accrington last time out," he said. "I said at the time that game never should have been played, the conditions were terrible, the worst I've been involved in as a manager. When you see goal kicks going out for a corner because of the weather you're asking questions. 
 
"It was a nothing game and they managed to nick a goal, which is credit to them on the day. Hopefully the conditions will be much better which I think will be the leveller, we're a good team in a good moment so we're hoping that continues."
 
Kyle's side was depleted for the win at Oldham, but said he'll be welcoming back a host of players for the weekend.
 
"We only had two substitutes on Wednesday, so that wasn't ideal. We'll have much more options for the weekend," he said.
 
"Joe Moulden missed the game and should be available along with a lot of the young scholars, so it will be great to have them all back. We keep on saying we're using the rest of this season to breed new players into the team and implement new ideas in preparation for next season. I've set a target for the lads to win every game they can, so hopefully that will continue on Saturday," he added.

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