PALMER ON RESERVES
PALMER'S BID ON RESERVES
Evening Post, 05 April 2005
Carlton Palmer is speaking to several managers about forming a Midlands reserve friendly league next season.
Mansfield Town do not have a reserve team but do arrange occasional friendlies - and the Stags boss is keen for regular and competitive reserve games next term.
"The problem is a lot of local clubs, like Notts County, are pulling out of the reserve league," said the Stags boss.
"We may enter into a little league ourselves with a few teams.
"That will give young players the chance of regular and competitive games against men.
"I'd prefer to be in the reserve league but we'd have some long journeys to places like Carlisle.
"The chairman had given us the go-ahead to enter, but there won't be enough local games.
"Chesterfield and Notts County won't be in the Pontin's League next season and it's a problem, but Port Vale and Rushden are among the teams interested in a mini-league."
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