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Kidd: Team Are Improving

9 March 2015

Youth team manager, Ryan Kidd, believes that his players are improving with every match.

Bury’s under 18s are on an impressive run of twelve games unbeaten in the North West Youth Alliance.


Youth manager, Ryan Kidd, believes that they are constantly getting better, and that after questioning their battling mentality a few weeks ago, they showed yesterday that they have taken that criticism on board and learnt from it.


Speaking after the match, Ryan Kidd said: “We controlled the first half and went in deservedly 2-0 up. It could have been more, George Miller rounded the keeper and also fired one into the inside netting.


“Second half we were going downhill, the pitch was difficult to play on. It’s really an anti-passing pitch in terms of it being bone dry and bubbly.


“We conceded a sloppy goal, which put the game to 2-1. I thought we should have had 5 or 6 to be honest.


“We had countless chances, and probably should have put the game to bed.


“It got a bit scrappy and nervy at the end, but the pleasing thing is that I questioned the lads after the Blackpool match on that side of their play, and they stayed strong today.


“They were a very direct side, they get the ball forward as early as possible and they thrive on second balls and we nullified that today.


“You may see better passing games than what we played today, but football is about the ugly side sometimes and we came up strong against a very strong, physical side.”


Due to injuries to Hallam Hope and Danny Nardiello in the first team set-up, the youth team were without top scorer Anthony Dudley.


But Ryan and the rest of the youth team were delighted that he’d been called up to the first team bench once again, because it show’s they are doing something right.


Kidd explained: “Anthony (Dudley) got called up to the first team late yesterday afternoon and I’m delighted about that.


“It means I’m without my top scorer, but it’s not about me, it’s about progression. If he’s with the first team then I’m doing my job.”   


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