Mansfield Town under-19s are back in action this Saturday for a Youth Alliance Cup fixture away to Stockport County at Carrington Training Complex (11am kick-off).
Mansfield have played two Youth Alliance Cup matches so far this season, a 2-1 win against Burton Albion and a 2-1 defeat to Rochdale.
This weekend's hosts, Stockport, lost 2-1 against Oldham Athletic in their previous fixture.
Speaking to www.mansfieldtown.net ahead of Saturday morning’s game, PDP lead coach Sam Collins said: “We’re expecting a tough game.
“They like to get the ball down and play.
“They have changed their system in recent weeks and it won't be easy.”
Sam has been impressed with the performances of attacking midfielder Jakub Kruszynski in recent weeks.
“Jakub is playing well at the moment and scored an excellent goal against Grimsby.”
Goalkeeper Louie Turner returned to the squad following his work experience loan with Heanor Town in the middle of the week.
Sam said: “He [Louie Turner] will have a part to play in the squad on Saturday.
“We’ve had top feedback from Heanor Town, who were really impressed with him.
“He’s still been training with us and you can see the improvements.”
In other loan news, striker Jack Deakin has extended his stay with Barwell FC until the end of December
Supporters are unable to attend the aforemtnioned fixture. Parents/carers are welcome to attend the game at the following venue: Carrington Training Complex, Carrington Lane, Carrington, Manchester, M31 4AE.