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A Chance To Earn A Spot

17 September 2012

Youth manager looks ahead to today's youth team meeting with Mansfield Town...

Notts County’s youth team players have a chance to earn a place in the senior squad, according to youth team coach Brett Adams.

First team coaching staff will be in attendance for today’s Midland Youth Cup match with Mansfield Town at the One Call Stadium. 

First team manager Keith Curle has already handed senior debuts to youth midfielder Kyle Dixon and striker Romello Nangle. 

Adams believes that the fixture provides a platform for his players to impress and has told them that a positive performance could land them a spot in next month’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy meeting with Sheffield United. 

“Although the first team have got a big squad, the manager’s keen on getting players experience,” he told Magpie Player. 

“There’s seven subs and obviously it’s a home tie, people can be around the training session and in the warm-up and it’s all great experience for them.

“I’d love it if two more got the opportunity but they’re not going to get it unless they give a good account of themselves.”  

Speaking about the Stags fixture, he added: “These types of games are for them really, a local derby on a professional pitch at a lovely ground.

“There’s no bigger incentive for them, there’s going to be people watching them and there’s going to be the management staff watching them.

“It’s all on their shoulders really and I just hope that when they cross that white line they’ll give it 100 per cent and not leave anything in the changing room.”

To find out about the youth team's progress this season, click here. 

For the full feature on the youth team’s preparations for the match, sign in to Magpie Player. 

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