Pools' in-form Youth Team make the trip to York City on
Wednesday afternoon looking to clinch a fifth successive victory in the NLFA
Ian McGuckin's youngsters have put together a brilliant run
since returning from a Christmas break which has seen them drive up the tableand push themselves back in to the title race.
Another win at York this afternoon would see fifth-placed
Pools leapfrog The Minstermen and put further pressure on the teams around themas the second half of the season develops.
Pools enjoyed a 2-0 win over York last Wednesday when the
sides locked horns in Blackhall so McGuckin knows that the hosts will belooking to respond to that when they meet again today.
“You'd expect that they will be looking for a little bit of
revenge so we have to make sure we're ready for what they're going to throw atus,” he told us.
“It's another good opportunity for us to get another
positive result and just keep the momentum going because we've certainly builtplenty now and we want it to develop further.
“We just have to concentrate on one game at a time, no
matter who the opposition are and whether they're at the top of the table orthe bottom – every team will bring challenges.
“With young players getting consistency can be tough but we've
been excellent since the turn of the year but every week it will get harder tokeep the run going.
“The players have to learn to deal with that pressure
because that's the way football is – pressure situations happen, so this is a goodlearning experience for them.”
Oliver Thompson is missing from the squad this afternoon
after injuring his Achilles in last week's game, while Conner Rennison (knee)and Kyle Wilson (leg) both remain sidelined.
The game takes place at York City's training ground (YO322RB) and entry to all supporters is free.