Wayne Burnett’s Spurs Development side narrowly lost 1-0 to Cambridge United on Tuesday night in the Papa John’s Trophy, but they’ll be hoping to return to winning ways when they host Derby County in the Premier League 2 on Monday, at the Lamex Stadium (the game starts at 19:00pm). Derby County have picked up three points from their opening four league matches of the new Premier League 2 season, and they are currently bottom of Division One. However, Derby did the double over Spurs’ Under 23 side in the league last season, beating us 2-1 and 1-0. Derby are a good side, and they actually won their first league game of the new season in their last fixture, beating West Ham United 3-1 at home. With players like Republic of Ireland youth international Louie Watson and Kornell McDonald potentially playing tonight, this will be another tough test for Spurs. However, Wayne Burnett’s side have started the season well and a win tonight wouldn’t leave them too far away at all from the top of the league. I will be at the Lamex Stadium today, and my match report will be out tomorrow. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the match.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Matthew Craig, Fagan-Walcott, Omole, Cesay, Lyons-Foster (c), White, Clarke, John, Devine, Markanday.
Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Muir, Michael Craig, Pedder, Santiago.
Doubtful: Romaine Mundle.
Previous meeting: Spurs 0-1.
My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.
My one to watch: Louie Watson (20). The attacking-midfielder is a player who is always looking to make a forward pass, is skilful on the ball and also works hard off it. Watson has already made two appearances for Derby in the Championship this season.