U18s lose strikers for FA County Youth Cup tie
Friday 11th October 2013, 12:45PM BST.
MARTIN SCOTT hopes that possession will be king for his Guernsey under-18 side in the FA County Youth Cup this weekend.
The Sarnian coach has named a 16-man squad for the first-round trip to Cornwall that includes a number of players only just outside of the under-16s and in their first year at this level.
Guernsey have a poor record in the competition in recent years, but this is Scott’s first year in charge and he will have to make do without injured attacking pair Kyle Smith and Paris Pereira.
Although he admits that is a blow, it is not one that Scott believes is fatal.
‘Kyle and Paris are two players who have played for GFC and have a bit more experience of bigger games, while also being two good attacking options,’ he said.
‘Therefore, they will naturally be missed, but we are focusing on the areas where we are really strong and, this year, centre midfield is where we have a large number of options.