Blackpool’s youth side travel to Birmingham County FA on Saturday, as they take on Walsall in an EFL Youth Alliance fixture.
Danny Ventre’s side haven’t played since their penalty shootout defeat to Shrewsbury Town on 10 January after last weekend’s match at home to Rochdale was postponed. Despite not playing for a fortnight, Ventre feels the squad are in good shape heading into tomorrow’s game.
“The extended break has given us time to do more work on our shape which has been helpful,” Ventre said.
“We’ve been able to work on certain aspects of the game both on the ball and off the ball, which has been really useful, and we can now put that into practice on Saturday.”
Speaking about this weekend's opponents, Ventre feels they offer many threats and the young Seasiders will have to be at their best on the day.
“They’re a tough and determined team who like to stick the ball in behind,” he explained.
“They press up the pitch and make it hard for you to play, so I expect a battle in the game. I’ve asked our lads to win their individual battles and then hopefully some of our better quality can come through and we’ll go on and win the game.”
The match takes place at Birmingham County FA (B43 6JF) and kicks off at 12pm.