Spurs under 23’s versus Brighton & Hove Albion: (match preview)
Our under 23’s return to PL2 action this evening when they host Brighton & Hove Albion at the Lamex Stadium (kick off is at 7pm). This is Wayne Burnett’s sides first competitive game in three weeks and it is one which they will be looking forward to. Our development side loaned out and sold a number of players during the January transfer window, so tonight’s squad will look a fair bit different to the one which lined up against Derby County in our last PL2 outing. Spurs are currently situated in ninth place in the division one table, four points behind this evenings opponents Brighton. The ‘ Seagulls ’ who have been good on the road this season, have a number of talented players. Players who helped to defeat Spurs 4-1 in the reverse fixture at the Amex Stadium back in September. Physical Serbian centre forward Bojan Radulovic was one player who caused Spurs problems on that night. Other Brighton players to look out for tonight are forwards Danny Cashman and Lorent Tolaj, winger and captain Alexander Cochrane and Irish centre half Warren O’Hora. This will be a tough game for Spurs who will likely have to promote a number of players from their under 18 side for this fixture however, I am looking forward to seeing how we line up. It is worth noting that Brighton like to play an attacking style of football so our defence will have to be on form if they are to prevent the ‘ Seagulls ’ from scoring. I would like to wish the lads all the very best of luck for today’s game.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Hinds, Fagan-Walcott, Binks (c), Cirkin, White, Lyons-Foster, Markanday, Thorpe, Richards, Etete.
Subs from: De Bie, Okedina, Clarke, Patterson, Mukendi.
Injured/unavailable: Jamie Bowden.
Previous meeting: Spurs 1-4.
My score prediction: Spurs
My one to watch: The ‘ Seagulls ’ physical centre forward Bojan Radulovic, who has scored four goals in the PL2 so far this season.