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Olly: "Club Youngsters Will Only Gain From Riverside Experience"

12 August 2019

Olly Lancashire believes that the club's younger players will only gain invaluable experience by playing at the Riverside Stadium this evening. The club’s summer signing from Swindon Town was a young trainee himself at Premier League side Southampton and he says that it is a chance for the Alex youngsters to showcase their quality on a grander stage.

Lancashire, who made his debut for the club in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Oldham told the club’s official website: “The league remains our main focus but it is always nice to progress in the cup competitions and build some momentum.

“It should be a good game against Middlesbrough, in a fantastic stadium. They are a big club, who were in the Premier League not so long ago. They will have the ambition of going back there but in a one off cup game, we are going there to try and win the game.

“It will only be a good experience for our lads. We have a lot of young players here and they need to take that experience into the league games. They will only learn from it.

“We know it will be tough. They are a strong team. I saw them against Luton on the television and they will be looking to get their first win of the season. It will be a good test for us all but we are going there looking to get a result.

“That is the way the gaffer always approaches the games and we will be going there to give a good account of ourselves and hopefully we can perform like we can and can progress to the next round.”

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