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Boyle Sees Improvements Despite Defeat

Boyle Sees Improvements Despite Defeat

Terry Boyle says improvements are being made despite seeing his Under-18s side go down to a 4-2 defeat away at Leeds United at the weekend.

Rob Guilfoyle and Tommy Best were on the scoresheet at Thorp Arch, but it wasn't enough to prevent the young Tigers from suffering a sixth loss of the Professional Development League campaign.

Speaking after the game, Boyle said: "We're a little bit disappointed in the sense that we’ve endured another frustrating Saturday and conceded four goals.

"We’ve had a couple of draws and now two losses in our last four games, but overall we competed a lot better in these matches. I think the penny has now dropped with the boys.

"They now realise what they have to do in order to compete - and if we compete well, we’ll get the end result that everyone wants.

"Young footballers at this level are prone to making mistakes, which we understand, but it's all about how they deal and learn from those mistakes that will be key.

"It’s hopefully a learning curve for them and, as I mentioned, the mistakes will be analysed, addressed and looked at. Hopefully, the players will adapt to it and deal with it better going forward.

"We have scored two goals away from home, which is a positive and something for us to build on going forward, but we’ve got to address things at the other end of the pitch. We're conceding too many goals at the minute and that is an area where we have to improve."