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Preview: U18s v Carlisle United

13 March 2015

Bury youth team take on Carlisle at Carrington training ground tomorrow at 11am.

Bury’s under-18 side will take on Carlisle United this Saturday, 11am kick-off, for their first home game since moving to Carrington training ground.

Last time the young Shakers faced Carlisle, they were away from home and they lost 1-0, but youth manager, Ryan Kidd, believes that has shown the lads how they will play.

With that in mind they will be able to adapt their style of play to interpret any Carlisle weaknesses, to give them a good chance of winning the game.

Speaking ahead of the match, Ryan Kidd said: “They will be well drilled, we played them earlier on in the season in Carlisle and lost 1-0. 

We didn’t play to our best potential, but they did a good job on us on the day.

“They have a number of coaches who were here at Bury, so know a number of our lads’ strengths and weaknesses. 

“Last time they had a game plan, they played for a 1-0 win and it worked for them. I’ll be expecting the same from them this weekend.

“They are going to be tough to break down; we have worked quite a bit this week on how we can exploit some of the weaknesses they might show during the match.

“It’s like any game in this league; if we’re right and we play at a good tempo then I think we can beat anybody. 

“However, if we are off colour a little bit and not up to our usual pace of the game we may struggle. So it’s up to the lads, I think they have a great attitude and desire, they are also a group of winners.”

Ryan believes that playing their home games from now on at Carrington will be a massive lift for the team, and will mean that they will be training on the same surface that they play on.

This will hopefully help them develop as footballers, and will also give them an advantage over their opposition.

Ryan explained: “The fact that this will be our first game at Carrington is massive, especially in terms of the playing surface.

“We are a team that like to get the ball down and play. Last week’s pitch away to Preston at Chorley, didn’t really suit us, but our lads produced some excellent football.

“Now we’re at Carrington, we should have the elements that will suit us. In terms of a good passing pitch and hopefully, we will get the ball down and utilise playing on a surface like this.”

Fans are welcome to watch the youngsters face Carlisle United at Bury FC’s new Carrington training ground; however please note that no access to the main building will be granted.

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