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Preview: U18s v Burnley

3 April 2015

Bury youth team take on Burnley this Saturday in the North West Youth Alliance.

Bury under-18s take on ex-Shaker Terry Pashley’s Burnley side this Saturday in the North West Youth Alliance league, kick-off 11am at Bury’s Carrington training ground.

The young Shakers will be looking to carry on their crusade for the league title against a Burnley side who have the second highest offensive record in the league.

Youth team manager, Ryan Kidd, believes that it will be a hard game, but if the youngsters can control their emotions and play their own game, they will have a good chance of getting three points.

Speaking ahead of the match, Ryan Kidd said: “It will be a very tough encounter, they have always had good youth teams over the years, Terry Pashley does a very good job with them.

“The lads know we are close to the end of the season, we’re virtually in our last week and there might be a few nerves involved, but there will also be a sense of excitement as well.

“I just hope we control our emotions and play as well as we did in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, because I thought we were outstanding that day.

“Hopefully we can let our football do the talking and get the three points.”

The team have a busy end of the season playing four games in the next two weeks, but due to last Saturday’s game being postponed they had a short break which Ryan Kidd hopes will help them carry on their excellent unbeaten run.

Ryan explained: “I gave the lads a day off last Wednesday, they then had the game postponed on Saturday. 

“A number of them played in the reserves match on Tuesday, during that game I thought they looked refreshed.

“That was helped by them having that little bit of a break, which has hopefully come at the right time in preparation for this assault coming up in the next two weeks.”

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