Pools Youth Team will have a chance to improve their standing in the Youth Alliance League on Saturday when they host Chesterfield at Welfare Park in Blackhall (12noon kick-off).
Ian McGuckin’s youngsters are currently at the base of the North East table but have games in hand on every other team due to their extended involvement in cup competitions.
They will get the opportunity to catch up this weekend against fifth-placed Chesterfield who come in to the game on the back of an excellent 5-1 win over Bradford City last week.
“The games are coming thick and fast at the minute and that’s good for us,” McGuckin explained.
“This weekend will give the opportunity for a couple of the Under-16s players to come in and show what they can do so we’ll look forward to seeing how they perform.
“We’re at home so we’ll definitely be looking to take the initiative; we started very well in our last home game against Grimsby so we’ll be asking the lads to do exactly the same on Saturday.”
Joe Jackson is back from a hamstring problem and Jack Cooper has recovered from a thigh strain so both should come in to contention but Brook Miller (groin) remains sidelined.
Entry to Welfare Park is free so Pools fans are welcome to go and support the Youth Team in action on Saturday lunchtime.