Date: 2nd May 2014 at 1:18pm
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Manager James Beattie has said he may turn to a more youthful team for our final game of the season against Wimbledon tomorrow.

With our League Two status no secured with one game to spare, Beattie has told the Official Site that with three youth scholars making the step up to the first team and the professional level next season, he may well give them a run out.

Defenders Luke Greaves and Liam Goulding, along with forward James Jenkins will be making the step up next season and with safety assured, it’s the perfect chance for Beattie to blood them and give them a boost with an eye on the future.

‘I might bring the young lads into the squad, which they deserve. That would be a nice little boost before the summer for them, and they would have a look at coming onto it at a positive time, which would give them a lift as well.’

Beattie says it certainly wouldn’t disrupt anything if he did give them a shot, because the first team know them well, and they have been training with the first team group on and off throughout the season anyway to start integrating them, so it wouldn’t be overly new to them – but of course training and then preparing for a game are different challenges.

Otherwise the gaffer does have a full squad to choose from as everyone is fit, the only one missing is Lee Molyneux who has now returned to Crewe Alexandra as his loan spell expired last week.