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Spiess Back In Action With Youth Team

7 December 2012

Fabian Spiess will step up his return from injury by featuring for the youth team in their weekend fixture with Chesterfield.

The German stopper has recently been sidelined with a knee issue but has now returned to full training. 

As a player under that age of 19 that has come through the ranks at Meadow Lane, Spiess is allowed to drop back into the under-18s to regain match fitness. 

Youth team coach Brett Adams has been impressed with the recent performances of regular custodian Harry Andrews, who has helped the youth team to secure three wins on the bounce.

However, the match fitness of the first team goalkeeper has to take priority.  

Adams told Magpie Player: “It’s looking good on the goalkeeper front, obviously we’ve had so many that we’ve had through the door recently.

“That’s credit to our goalkeeping coach Lee Broster, who works so hard with the goalkeepers.

“We’ve got Fabian available with us to get some game time with us this weekend.

“That’s not to say that Harry, the current goalkeeper, hasn’t been doing his job but obviously Fabian needs games.

“They’re a union, the goalkeepers, so Harry will understand that.”

He continued: “Fabian won’t be with us week in, week out, he’ll be looking to bigger things.

“He’s available for this weekend and hopefully, if we choose to play him, he’ll have a good game in his comeback trail.” 

The youth team’s clash with the Spireites will kick-off at 11am at Warminster Road, Norton, Sheffield, S8 8PS. 

The young Magpies' postponed Youth Alliance Cup fixture with Grimsby Town has been rearranged for Saturday 15 December (11am kick-off).

Adams' side have also been handed an away tie with Shrewsbury Town in the Semi-Final of the Midland Youth Cup, though a date is yet to be set for the fixture, which has to be played by 15 February 2013. 

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