Spurs under 23’s versus Leicester City: (match preview)
Our under 23’s return to PL2 action tomorrow night when they host Leicester City at the Lamex stadium, in Stevenage. In Wayne Burnett’s sides last game they managed to impressively defeat league two side Colchester United in the Leasing.com trophy, on penalties. Wayne Burnett will be hoping that his young side can put in a similar team performance when they take on the ‘ Foxes ‘. Leicester occupy ninth spot in the P2 division one table, after picking up seven points from their opening seven league games. Spurs on the other hand have not won a league game since August, so they’ll be looking to change that tomorrow. Leicester are a physical side who have some talented players in their ranks. 20 year old centre forward George Hirst is the ‘ Foxes ‘ main danger man however, attacking left back Luke Thomas (England youth international) and centre half Calvin Ughelumba are other players to keep an eye on. This is a game that Spurs will be desperate to win although it will be a tough game for our development side. However, it will be interesting to see if Wayne Burnett sticks with the team which overcame Colchester United. That night Spurs started two second year scholars in central defence, Malachi Walcott and Luis Binks. Both performed excellently against the league two club. I shall be in attendance tomorrow and I’m looking forward to seeing how Spurs lineup. My in-depth match report of the game will be out on Sunday afternoon.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) De Bie, Lyons-Foster, Eyoma, Binks, Hinds, Maghoma, Bowden (c), Oakley-Boothe, Shashoua, Tracey, Richards.
Subs from: Oluwayemi, Okedina, White, Pochettino, Patterson.
Injured/unavailable: Jeremie Mukendi.
Previous meeting: Spurs 2-1.
My score prediction: Spurs 2-0.
My one to watch: George Hirst. Leicester’s 20 year old centre forward who has previously played for Sheffield Wednesday and OH Leuven’s first team. The physical George Hirst has found the back of the net on three occasions from his five appearances for Leicester’s under 23 side this season, and he definitely remains one to watch tomorrow night.