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Youngsters Set For FA Youth Cup Action

3 October 2019

Match Previews

Youngsters Set For FA Youth Cup Action

3 October 2019

Ian McGuckin has admitted that Thursday evening's exciting

FA Youth Cup tie at Seaham Red Star is the perfect chance for his young players

to get back to their best.

Pools Youth Team begin their journey in the prestigious

competition when they make the short trip to The Ferguson Motor Repairs Stadium

for the Second Round Qualifying tie.

After suffering a 4-1 defeat at AFC Fylde last Wednesday in

their second game of the new NLFA campaign, McGuckin says the players are

determined to respond in style on Thursday.

“The lads are really looking forward to it,” he told us.

“At this time of year the players are always looking out for

the draw and there's an excitement about who we'll get so to get a really local

team gives a little bit more edge too.

“The competition has a bit extra for us anyway, it's a

prestigious competition to play in and we've done reasonably well in it over

previous years and we'd like to do so again this time.

“We had a disappointing result last time out in the league

so this is a great opportunity for us to bounce back and get back to winning


“I went to watch Seaham play myself last week and they

scored lots of goals so we know they will be a big threat and I expect them to

be really up for it.

“But our lads will be well-drilled, we'll prepare in the rightway and we will go there excited to do as well as we can.”

Conner Rennison remains the only absentee for Pools as he

nurses a knee injury but, other than that, McGuckin will have a fully-fit squad

to select from.

The game kicks-off at 7.30pm and admission at Seaham Red Star is £2 for adults and £1 for concessions.

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