York City striker Ryan Jarvis believes the lack of reserve games could become a real problem.
|“I’ve only played a handful of games since I came back from injury in January” – Ryan Jarvis|
The 28-year-old has found opportunities seriously restricted this season and it was revealed earlier in the week he was struggling with a fatigue condition which limits him to only around fifteen minutes of action.
The Minstermen don’t currently belong to an official reserve league and rely instead on arranging local friendlies for their fringe players.
“I’ve only played a handful of games since I came back from injury in January and the only way you can get match fitness is by playing,” Jarvis told The Press. “That’s quite hard if I’m not in the first team and there`s no reserve side.
“People like myself, Monty [Lewis Montrose] and Dave [Winfield] haven’t played many games because of injury or team selection and we’re all short of match fitness,” he warned. “Not playing in match situations is a problem because, even if we could play 11v11 games with the youth team on a Tuesday or something, that would help and I would like that to happen.”
“We don’t carry a big squad, so you have to be careful you don’t over play,” commented manager Nigel Worthington. “You don’t want to flood the youth team with too many matches either, but we are arranging a game for those senior players who haven’t been playing.”
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