Spurs Under 18’s versus Reading: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side return to playing competitive games on Saturday (the game starts at 11:30 am), when they host Reading at Hotspur Way, in the Premier League South. Both sides have lost their opening three league games of the season going into Saturday’s game, and last season both games between the two sides ended in draws, with the first of those two matches ending in a dramatic 4-4 draw at Hotspur Way. It sounded like Spurs were unlucky to lose 3-2 to Birmingham City in their last league game, but a good thing about the Reading game on Saturday is that Northern Ireland Under 19 international Jamie Donley returns, after serving a three game ban for a straight red card that he picked up in Spurs’ Under 18’s defeat to Chelsea last month. However, defender and second year scholar Jordan Hackett had to come off for England Under 18’s after just ten minutes in a recent match against Wales, so I would imagine that he will be a doubt for the game on Saturday. It should be another good match on Saturday and hopefully Spurs can get their first win of the new season. I will be reporting on the match and would like to wish the team all the very best of luck for the game.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Hayton, McKnight, Dorrington, Andiyapan, Linton, Cassanova (c), Haysman, Donley, Kyerematen, Owen, Williams.

Subs from: Krasniqi, Bryan-Waugh, Torraj, Chaplin, Bloxham.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: Jordan Hackett.

Previous meeting: 2-2.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Harvey Maunder (17). The Reading attacking midfielder scored ten league goals from 21 appearances last season.

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