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Youth Team Look To Finish With A Win

25 April 2019

Liam Pritchard Mark Fletcher (Shutter Press)
Liam Pritchard slots home Pools' first goal in the win over Hebburn Town

Pools Youth Team will hope to finish their North East Division season on a high when they make the trip to Scunthorpe United on Thursday evening (6pm kick-off).

Ian McGuckin’s youngsters have enjoyed a strong campaign, currently lying fifth in the table though they still have an outside chance of finishing in the top three if they defeat The Iron later.

Pools won 3-1 when the sides met in the league in the opening month of the campaign but Scunthorpe took revenge by running out 4-2 winners in the League Cup two weeks later.

Their hosts sit second bottom in the table prior to kick-off but McGuckin says his players will face a big challenge if they want to collect the victory.

“We really want to end on a positive note and get the three points,” he told us.

“I will be telling the lads to go out and enjoy the last game – let’s have a go, get on the front foot and let’s finish things off on a high.

“There is always room for improvement but, on the whole, we’re pleased with the season. There have been lots of positives to take and a lot of good team and individual performances.

“Now we’re want them to go and hit those standards one more time and round off the season with another win.”

McGuckin has a fully-fit squad to choose from for the game, which takes place at Appleby Frodingham Sports & Social Club in Scunthorpe at 6pm. Entry is free for all supporters.

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