Academy Professional Development Phase Coach Danny Ventre is happy with his players’ performances in recent games, and is hoping that they can continue their progression in the upcoming weeks.
Reflecting on an intense few weeks for the young Seasiders, Ventre admitted he has been delighted with his players’ performances against tough opponents, and is looking forward to continuing that momentum.
“Tuesday was a very good win and a very good display from the players,” Ventre expressed. "It’s always nice to beat your local neighbours and take the pride from doing that.
“We look to compete in each game we play in to find a win, but we want to develop along the way. If we can develop a winning mentality and do the things we need to do, then that should stand the players in good stead for them to be successful.
“I know the standards the boys are setting now, and we can’t drop them.”
The Under-18’s have a weekend off from competitive action this week, before they return to action against Tranmere Rovers next weekend in the Youth Alliance League. After being in good form, Ventre believes there are positives and negatives to take from the break.
“It’s been quite full on these past few weeks, so maybe from a player’s point of view they might need to recharge the batteries and forget about football for a couple of days.
“On the other hand, you do want to keep going when you start to see signs of progression, but we will sit down and maybe look at what we can do to improve more from the last couple of games to keep the progression going," he added.