I’m back on my travels tomorrow, this time to Lancing in Sussex where I’ll be reporting on our under 18’s latest league game against Brighton. From the seagulls American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, as Scott Parker’s side look to continue their recent good form. Unbeaten in four games and off the back of a sparkling performance against Bournemouth in midweek, Parker’s side will be confident of making it three wins on the bounce when they make the trip to the south coast (once again) tomorrow. It’s a battle between the 7th and 8th placed teams in the league and our lads will fancy their chances against a seagulls side, whose last win in the league came against us all the way back in August! I would expect there to be a fair bit of squad rotation following the Bournemouth game. I noticed that a Spurs under 17 side will be participating in this years ALKASS international cup in Qatar, the tournament starts this Sunday. Spurs are in group D alongside Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol and French club PSG, I would imagine that a couple of our first year scholars will take part in that tournament. COYS
My predicted lineup: De Bie(c), Lock, Statham, Lyons-Foster, Reynolds, Bowden, P.Patterson, Clarke, Markanday, Bennett, Richards.
Subs from: J.Oluwayemi, Hinds, P.Maghoma, A.Shashoua, Griffiths.
Doubtful: Moroyin Omolabi, Charlie Freeman, Elliot Thorpe.
My score prediction: 3-2 to Spurs.
One to watch: A player who impressed me in the reverse fixture, scoring the winner that day in a 1-0 win. Was Brighton centre half Tareq Shihab, the England under 17 international scored the winner that day.