Large professional sports clubs often have far more players under contract than could possibly play in a match. As a result, many of these clubs create second teams composed of players who need playing time, but have little hope of playing on the first team. The players on this second team are often young, inexperienced, or convalescing first squad players. Reserve team is the term applied to this second team fielded by sports clubs and is especially prevalent with football clubs.
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