Pools Youth Team are in League Cup action on Wednesday afternoon when they host Chester at Welfare Park in Blackhall (2pm kick-off).
Ian McGuckin’s men will approach the game in high spirits following their 7-0 demolition of Seaham Red Star in the FA Youth Cup last week.
However, McGuckin is not expecting his young side to have it all their own way against a Chester outfit who have caused Pools problems in the past.
“Every game we have played against Chester has been tough and I don’t expect this one to be any different,” he told us.
“It’s another cup competition and we want to progress as far as we can and open up the opportunities to face different teams so we’re focused on getting a positive result.
“The lads have been bright and bubbly in training and everything I am seeing suggests that they will be in the right frame of mind to link the performance and result together so we’re looking forward to it.”
McGuckin has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from once again for the League Cup tie, with only Conner Rennison on the sidelines with a knee injury.
The game at Welfare Park kicks-off at 2pm and entry is free for all supporters.