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Kidd sets high standards

16 February 2015

Ryan Kidd feels he needs to set high standards for the players to succeed in the future.

After Saturday mornings 4 -0 youth team win over Accrington Stanley U18s, Youth manager Ryan Kidd spoke to the club's youth reporter.

Kidd admitted it was a good three points, although he spoke of his disappointment that his side could not get more from the game, especially in the last 30 minutes against a very poor Stanley side who never really got into the game.

Kidd explained: “It was a good result, obviously when you are at the top end of the table the results are important.

“But masking that we made a few subs in the second half, and I thought the game petered out really, I was disappointed with the last half an hour and I told the lads that.

“Winnings important, and it’s important they know that, but it’s about personal development as well and keeping high standards.

“I thought during the last 30 minutes Accrington were really there for the taking at 4-0.

“I wanted us to be a bit greedier and score more. If I was a centre forward or a midfielder today, I’d be a bit disappointed that I haven’t scored more goals. If I was a defender, I’d be disappointed that our keepers had too much to do even though we won 4-0.

“They are the high standards we need to set, it’s not being big headed or anything. However, if they want to get into first team football or play in higher leagues, they have got to be able to put in a ninety minute performance.

“I thought we did really well for sixty minutes, played some good stuff and scored some good goals but I thought we dropped off during the last thirty minutes and we really should have gone for the kill.”

The game saw George Miller make his first start for the Shakers since suffering an injury just before the youth cup match against Manchester United, and Ryan Kidd told of his pride to see the striker back in the side and on the score sheet.

On Miller, he said: “I’m pleased for George, he’s a great character. He was played out of position on the right today, but he did a good honest job.

“He went through one-on-one, and he rifled it into the back of the net. It was a great finish and I’m delighted for him, he’s a great character to have in training and around the club.

“He’s added something coming back today. The firepower we had up front today was quite strong with Brayden Shaw, Anthony Dudley and I though Raquarn Crosdale played well today as well.”

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