Over the next few weeks the Silkmens Academy Programme will be playing a host of Academy squad friendlies in preparation for September's academic year. A range of games have been organised with a variety of opposition in order to challenge our new and returning players.
Throughout August the Silkmen youngsters will also be featuring in several MTFC XI frendlies featuring many of our star perfomers from last season's u19 A-team as well as our u21s.
Silkmen XI fixtures will include:
• Poynton FC 1st team 15th Aug
• Knutsford FC 1st team 27th Aug
• Sandbach Utd FC 1st team 29th Aug
These games should prove a tough test for our up and coming young talent.
Youth Development Manager Paul McGuire said: "It's good to be back arranging fixtures, ultimately that's what we're all really looking forward to. We're looking to challenge our better players, giving them some tough tests against senior teams. Whilst some decent standard development games will allow us to see our new players in competitive action".
When asked about the aims for this season Paul continued. "We want to continue to develop players and provide the opportunity to be in and around the senior squad. Training with the first team, Cheshire Senior Cup etc are great opportunities for our lads to show what they can do at a higher level. We're looking forward to another exciting campaign and supporting the football club in everyway possible in order to be successful on the pitch".