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Youngsters Told To Prove A Point

9 November 2012

The youth team hope to bounce back from the FA Youth Cup loss with a positive performance at home to Rotherham…

Youth team coach Brett Adams has told his players to prove a point between now and the end of the season.

The youth team are in action for the first time since a disappointing FA Youth Cup loss to Lincoln City at Sincil Bank.

With first team manager Keith Curle and his coaching staff in attendance for that fixture, many of the youngsters failed to take advantage of their chance to impress.

Adams has faith in his players’ ability and wants them to show that they have what it takes to make the step up to the senior squad.

He told Magpie Player: “When they get to the end of their scholarship, they need to come out of it thinking they’ve done everything they possibly can in order to gain a full-time professional contract.

“If it’s not successful, at least they can look the manager in the eyes and know that they’ve given it absolutely everything they can.

“We’ll be looking for them, especially the second years, to start standing up to the plate. 

“There’s a lot of football to be played, this is what the lads have got to realise.

“If they think they haven’t done themselves justice up to now, there’s a lot of time left to put a bit of form together.”

You can watch the youth team in action at the Highfields training facility from 11am on Saturday morning. For full fixture information, click here. 

For the full interview, sign in to Magpie Player.

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