Match Preview: Leicester City U23’s vs West Ham United U23’s

Match Preview West Ham United

Terry Westley’s U23 side make the trip to face Leicester City in The PL2 tomorrow evening, as the starlets look to continue the fantastic start to our first ever season in The Premier League Two Division One.

Whereas, the home side will be hoping to catch our youngsters on seven points and register a second victory of the season after overcoming Everton in their second outing of the campaign.

When?

The tie will take place on Monday night with a kick-off time of 7:00 PM, on the same evening that the First-Team takes on Huddersfield Town at The London Stadium.

There will be no Television or Radio Coverage of the game, but you can be sure to head over to @MooreThanAClub on Twitter for live updates of all the action and reaction from The Midlands.

Alternatively, you can follow a live Online Stream of the game on LCFC.Com via Leicester City TV.

Where?

Leicester City’s King Power Stadium will host the encounter, as a rare opportunity for the youngsters to sample what it is like to play at a Top-Flight Ground.

The Foxes opened the Venue in the summer of 2002 to replace Filbert Street and it enjoyed its finest hour just over a year ago with Leicester lifting The Premier League Trophy for the first time in their existence.

The Stadium also has a capacity of 32,000 making it the 20th largest Football Ground in England and there is expected to be a healthy attendance tomorrow, with Tickets priced at just £3 for Adults and £1 for Children.

Team News

Westley will enjoy the liberty of being able to take a strong squad to The KP, with the likes of Domingos Quina, Dan Kemp, Conor Coventry, Anthony Scully, Rihards Matrevics and Nathan Trott all returning from International duty.

We are also expected to give a starting Xl return to Nathan Holland and Antonio Martinez, after they were benched for the 7-2 thrashing at The Lamex Stadium in The Premier League International Cup.

For the home side, England Youth Internationals Cameron Yates, skipper Elliot Moore, Darnell Johnson, 2016/2017 Development Squad Player of the Year Harvey Barnes, Admiral Muskwe and Layton Ndukwu are all expected to be involved.

The man to watch for Steve Beaglehole‘s men will surely be Romania U21 star Alexandru Pascanu, the defender picked up City’s Academy Player of the Year Award for 2016/2017.

Form

The Development Squads of Leicester City and West Ham United have met on several occasions, with our U23’s edging the overall record slightly.

The two times that the two sides met last season, Westley’s boys were victorious on one of the occasions and the other was a 2-2 draw, with both ties in The Premier League Cup.

Many Hammers fans will remember a stunner from Domingos Quina in our 0-2 away victory over The Foxes last season, as the Portuguese starlet launched an effort from inside his own half that found the back of the net.

The Opposition

Leicester City U23’s has enjoyed a fantastic spell since the category took over from The U21’s bracket, holding a consistent place in Division One.

The Side has also picked up a fair few Trophies in recent seasons with five triumphs since 2011 at The HKFC International Soccer Sevens, a Competition usually held at the end of each season in Hong Kong.

While in the past The Foxes Development Squad has been accredited with bringing the likes of Gary Lineker, Peter Shilton, and Emile Heskey through the ranks.

In the modern era, they have kept up that prowess with exciting talents such as Ben Chilwell, Jeffrey Schlupp and Andy King all graduating into The First-Team.

So, with all the of the action that is scheduled to take place at The KP on Monday night previewed, can our young Hammers go to the very top of The Premier League Two with a victory over The Foxes?