Last updated : 21 February 2002 By Jonathan Hall

Both players – both recovering from a similar back problem – figured in the reserve's game against Blackpool on Wednesday.


Paul Smith looked lively in his orthodox wing position, before being replaced by youngster Charlie Trout on 61 minutes. An hour's worth of action was ample for Smith, who has taken his next step on his successful road to fitness. When on the field of play, Smith turned in a good performance, setting up trialist Lacey's 55th minute goal with a perfect cross.


Meanwhile, Richard Logan completed the full 90 minutes of the game, once again showing no reaction to his problem – which is hopefully in the past now.


After the pair both completed last week's reserve game at Doncaster Rovers, it would appear that they are heading in the right direction. City's next reserve outing is on Wednesday 6th March, at York City (7pm KO) – Logan and Smith will test themselves again, as they seek to get games under their belt.


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