Pools Youth Team return to league action on Saturday as they make the trip to face Mansfield Town (12noon kick-off).
Having suffered a surprise defeat at Oldham Athletic last time out in the cup, Ian McGuckin’s youngsters will be hoping to bounce back when they come up against The Stags.
Pools are fifth in the Youth Alliance League table, lying one point and one place behind their weekend hosts so a victory on the road would push them back in contention at the top.
“We didn’t perform to our standards at Oldham but we have to move on quickly and the lads are determined to put that behind them.
“Mansfield are a good side but we have the incentive of being able to leapfrog them in the table if we get the win so we will go there and try to be positive.
“The players have done well so far this season – I’ve said before we’re a very young bunch this year so we’ll have our ups and downs but overall they’ve been great and we want to continue that.”
Saturday’s game takes place at The RH Academy on Woburn Lane in Mansfield with entry free of charge for all supporters.