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Ryan Price. Pic: Dave Birt
Chasetown FC’s Ryan Price has urged the club’s growing band of youngsters to turn their FA Cup misery into a positive when they travel to Worksop Town. The likes of Matty Cohen, Jack Farmer, Chris Peel and Chris Horton have added a youthful element to manager Charlie Blakemore’s squad this season. And while the younger players could be forgiven for taking the 3-0 loss at Kidsgrove Athletic to heart, goalkeeper Price has urged them to keep their chins up and turn the experience of defeat into a positive. Price said:
“Maybe a defeat like that will help give experience to the young lads who are having to learn really quick at moment. It’s easy to forget that three of the back four are under 18 at the moment and John Branch has been playing out of position. So credit has to go to those lads.”
And despite admitting that he was disappointed with an error that allowed Kidsgrove to score first in the FA Cup game, Price believes that the team must quickly put that defeat to the back of their minds. The Chasetown keeper added:
“We’ve got no choice but to bounce back from the Kidsgrove game. If not, the league we are in means we will get punished. Wherever you play, the nature of football is how you bounce back. All good sides bounce back.”
Like the Scholars, Worksop are also looking to find the winning formula once more after being bounced out of the FA Cup by Matlock Town. Chasetown’s game at Worksop kicks off at 3pm.


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