Youth Team In Action On Wednesday

Ian McGuckin, Hartlepool United

Pools Youth Team are back in action on Wednesday afternoon when they make the trip to face AFC Fylde in the National League Academy North Division (2pm kick-off).

After victory over Alfreton Town in their opening game of the new campaign a fortnight ago, Ian McGuckin’s youngster will hope to put more points on the board against The Coasters.

“We’re looking forward to it,” he told us.

“We want to build on the first game of the season, improve on that performance and embrace the challenge that Fylde will provide for us.

“It’s our first away game in a new league so we excited to see what it holds and the lads can’t wait to get out there.

“With a blank week in the league schedule we organised a friendly with Guisborough last week which was good so we’ll try and plan games like that well in advance to ensure the players get enough game time throughout the season.”

McGuckin is without midfielder Conner Rennison who is nursing a knee injury while Oliver Thompson is sidelined through suspension following his red card on the opening day.

We’ll have a report and reaction from the game here on the Official Website later.