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Youth preview: Stags vs Burton Albion (Youth Alliance Cup)

14 October 2020

Mansfield Town’s U18s turn their attention to the Youth Alliance Cup on Saturday as they take on Burton Albion at the RH Academy (11am).

The Stags will be looking to avenge their league defeat at the hands of the Brewers in their last competitive outing last month.

Burton currently sit top of the Youth Alliance League (North East Division) following a 4-3 victory away at Huddersfield town last weekend.

The Stags last locked horns with today’s opposition just three weeks ago, with the Brewers running out 2-0 winners at St George’s Park in the league fixture.

Despite an improved second-half performance, the Stags were unable to salvage anything from the game, with striker Nathan Caine going closest but seeing his effort rebound back off the post.

Under-18s' coach Mike Whitlow later described the match as a 'massive learning curve' for his side.

Mansfield will turn their attention to the Youth Alliance Cup this weekend, after finishing fourth in Northern Group 1 last term.

This season, they find themselves in Group 3 of the Northern section, alongside this weekend's opponents and Walsall under-18s.

The top club from each group will progress to the knockout stages.

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