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Youth Team: Brown Ahead Of Preston North End

13 October 2017

PDP Lead Coach Chris Brown spoke to www.rochdaleafc.co.uk ahead of the Youth Team’s fixture against Preston North End.

It is their second home game of the season at Stalybridge Celtic’s Bower Fold.

“We’re looking to try and make Stalybridge a good ground for us to get some good performances and wins,” said Brown.

“We’re looking forward to us progressing from last week. It was a good game last week, especially considering the size and quality of the pitch.

“Hopefully we can get it down on a good pitch tomorrow and play some good stuff, and really get our ebb and flow back which is what we want to do.

“Every time we play Preston they’re always a big threat. They can go long, they can play through, they get crosses in the box. They’re good competitors, so it’s always a good game against them.

“It’s usually quite a high tempo game, so we’re looking forward to it, and looking forward to us doing the things that we’ve been working on in training this week. They’ve been going well, so we’re expecting a difficult test from them.

There have been a number of appearances made by Academy players for the Youth Team this season, showing the quality of players in the system at the Club and also the pathways that are open to them.

“It comes from the senior management. They are really keen to give youth a chance and promote players, and we’ve got to do the same.

“We have some quality players in our Academy. It’s important to do that, and gives the young players experience in playing for three points.”


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