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Youthful reserves eye another win

11 April 2013

Reserve win at Tranmere and now take on Walsall today at the GM

Shrewsbury Town reserves will have a youthful appearance this afternoon as they target a second Central League win in as many days.
Town take on Walsall on the Greenhous Meadow training pitch (2pm) with the team made up of youth teamers.
A more experienced reserve side pulled off a 2-1 win over Tranmere Rovers yesterday afternoon with Akwasi Asante and Tom Bradshaw the goalscorers.
Jermaine Grandison stepped up his return from injury by playing an hour at the heart of the back four but both Mark Wright and Ryan Doble were not involved owing to injuries.
"Tranmere had a good side out, a lot of pros, very similar to us," said Town coach Mike Jackson, who looks after the reserve team. 
"That was probably the best preparation for the lads who have not been in the team so it worked out perfect."
Asante, the striker on loan from Birmingham, fired Town in front before Bradshaw struck in the second half. 
"Dom Smith as a young 16-year-old was excellent at the back and it was a really good development for him," added Jackson. "Jermaine did okay and came through 60 minutes.
"James Hurst had a little bit of a game. He came on as a sub and just wanted to get back playing well which is credit to him for wanting to come and do that.
"It was a good game, good tempo to it, more closer than you're going to get to a first team game."
As for today's clash against Walsall, Jackson said: "It will be all youth teamers and maybe a couple of under-16s." 
TOWN RESERVES (v Tranmere): Joe Anyon, Rob Purdie, Dominic Smith, Jermaine Grandison, Trialist, Ryan Woods, Aaron Wildig, Dave McAllister, Tom Bradshaw, Paul Parry, Akwasi Asante.

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