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Smile On Their Faces

23 August 2012

Notts Development Squad gave another good account of themselves in midweek...

Chris Kiwomya's Notts Development Squad gave another good account of themselves gaining a 2-2 draw against Championship side Peterborough United in midweek.

A number of trialists were included, as well first year professionals Curtis Thompson, Greg Tempest, Liam Mitchell, Fabian Spiess and Jake Wholey. Two trialists scored the goals.

Chief Scout and Assistant Manager of the Development Squad Matt Alexander was pleased with the performance.

He told the Official Site: “I thought the lads did really well after a slow start. They showed a lot of effort, especially to turn it around after going 1-0 down.

“We’ve had a lot of trialists in recently and it’s hard to form a team with so many coming in.

“The latest batch have been in all this week and working hard at the training ground with Chris. The feedback we get back from them is great, they have told me they’ve learnt more in the past four days than they did last year.

“We are trying to teach them to play the right way. Let the ball do the work and move the football. It’s important that they play with a smile on their faces, despite the fact that they might be under a bit more pressure being on trial.”

Trialists have travelled from around the globe including France, Ireland, Australia and the Netherlands to try to earn a deal at the club.

Alexander added: “We would love to have a settled side, if funds allowed us that, as we have 7-8 trialists in for each game at the moment.

“We are hoping to have a match every week now behind closed doors, hopefully against Premier League or Championship opposition so the players are really tested.

“From the past two results, two draws, it shows that we are alright against some decent young players.”

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