Pools Youth Team return to Youth Alliance League action on Saturday when they host Burton Albion at Blackhall’s Welfare Park (1pm kick-off).
Ian McGuckin’s youngsters were boosted by a midweek FA Youth Cup triumph over FC Halifax Town at The Vic and will now hope to take that form in to their league campaign.
Pools have had an inconsistent start to the North East Division season but McGuckin is hoping that their success in the cup can be the platform for an improved run of form.
“We did well on Wednesday and we need to carry it on,” he told us.
“The lads created a lot of chances and probably should have won by a bigger margin but they played some good football and that’s got to give them confidence.
“We’re performed very well in the cup competitions this season but the league remains our priority and we want to try and get some greater consistency, starting this weekend.”
Jon Weirs is back in contention for Saturday’s game but Cameron Holliday, Brook Miller and Luca Murphy remain injury doubts for McGuckin.
Albion lie in mid-table after winning three of their first five games this term but Pools can move back within three points of their visitors with a victory this weekend.
We’ll have a full report and reaction here on the Official Website on Monday.