Spurs under 23’s versus Leicester City: (match preview)
Our under 23’s are in action tomorrow night when they take on second place Leicester City at Holmes Park, in the Leicestershire countryside. Wayne Burnett’s side who are hovering just above the relegation zone, will have to adapt quickly to losing a number of players during the January transfer window. Steve Beaglehole’s Leicester City on the other hand are only three points away from league leaders Chelsea, and they have been in fine form this season picking up 29 points from 16 league games. The ‘ Foxes ’ have a number of players on their books who are capable of influencing matches. Experienced Polish midfielder/forward Bartosz Kapustka is one, while Irish centre forward Ali Reghba is another. Portuguese midfielder Sidnei Tavares is also another player to keep an eye on. Like Spurs, Leicester who impressively reached the quarter finals of the EFL trophy, have loaned a number of players out and this could affect them tomorrow night. This will be a very tough game for Spurs who in Leicester will be playing one of the finest sides in the league. However, this is also a good opportunity for some of the younger members of Burnett’s side to play. Spurs could however, be boosted by the return of Ireland under 19 international Jamie Bowden for tomorrow’s game, his return would be a massive plus for Spurs. I shall be travelling to Holmes Park tomorrow to report on the game, and I would like to wish the lads all the very best of luck.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Okedina, Fagan-Walcott, Lyons-Foster, Cirkin, White, Bowden (c), Markanday, Patterson, Bennett, Etete.
Subs from: De Bie, Statham, Hinds, Thorpe, Clarke.
Doubtful: Rodel Richards, Jamie Bowden.
Previous meeting: Spurs 0-2.
My score prediction: 2-2.
My one to watch: Physical 20 year old Irish centre forward Ali Reghba who has netted two goals from 12 appearances in the PL2 this season.