Spurs’ Under 23 side return to Premier League 2 action this Monday evening (the game starts at 19:00pm) when they face already relegated Derby County, at Pride Park. Derby haven’t won a Premier League 2 match since the December of last year, when they won 3-1 against Chelsea, at home. Spurs won 3-1 at home to Derby County, in the reverse fixture last year. And on that day Derby had a number of players with first team experience, who started that match. Wayne Burnett’s Spurs side are currently in seventh place in the league, and will be hoping to do well in their final three matches of the season. A lot of the Derby players have stepped-up to play for their first team this season, and although they have already been relegated from Division One of the Premier League 2, this will still be a difficult game for Spurs, in front of a crowd at Pride Park. Nile John, who is currently on loan at Charlton Athletic, has not been making the Charlton squad recently (he has yet to feature for them) so it will be interesting to see if he does start for Spurs’ Under 23 side tomorrow, especially as the season is almost over. I remember Will Miller and Luke Amos starting matches for Spurs’ Under 23 side even though they were still on loan with other clubs.
I will be travelling to the match tomorrow, and I would like to wish the Spurs side all the very best of luck for the game.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Paskotši, Fagan-Walcott, Omole, Lavinier, Bowden (c), Matthew Craig, Mundle, John, Bennett, Robson.
Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Lusala, Cesay, Santiago, Williams.
Previous meeting: Spurs 3-1.
My score prediction: Spurs 3-1.
My one to watch: Jack Stretton. The Derby County forward has scored scored an impressive total of eight Premier League 2 goals from ten appearances this season.