Blyth Spartans youths can handle the pressure - Tom Wade

Tom Wade insists his Blyth Spartans youngsters can handle the burden escalating on their shoulders

Daniel Maguire in action for Blyth Spartans against Kings Lynn
Daniel Maguire in action for Blyth Spartans against Kings Lynn

Tom Wade insists his Blyth Spartans youngsters can handle the burden escalating on their shoulders.

The Croft Park club play host to Frickley Athletic tonight, having lost 3-1 to King’s Lynn Town on Saturday.

And Wade wants a response from his players, who have surpassed expectations in Evo-Stik Premier this season.

He said: “It’s an important game for us, we need a reaction from Saturday. I think expectations got to the players a little bit. They’ve been doing so well, people have been saying nice things about them and with that comes a burden.

“It’s a different kind of pressure on them, and something they need to learn to handle. I’m confident they’ll do that because they’re a good set of lads. They played a very good side in King’s Lynn (Town) on Saturday and at 1-1 we should have gone on and scored a couple and won the game.

“The important thing now is that we repsond to that and put it right against Frickley. I thought they looked a good side when we won 1-0 at their place earlier in the season, so we know it won’t be easy.”

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