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Preview: Premier League 2 campaign begins tonight

The wait for league action is over for Simon Rusk’s under-23s as they begin their new season with a game against Wolves tonight at The People’s Pension Stadium, kick-off 7pm.

By Alex Stedman • 12 August 2019

By Kieran Cleeves
Simon Rusk

The newly-promoted side provide the first opposition of the new campaign, as the Seagulls look to build on last year’s third-placed finish.

Rusk’s squad has been added to over the summer with the signings of Taylor Richards, Lewis Freestone, Romaric Yapi and Andrew Crofts - the latter has also taken up a coaching position off the field alongside his playing responsibilities for the side.

By Paul Hazlewood

The opposition:

Wolves earned promotion to Premier League 2 Division 1 at the end of last term, ending the campaign with an impressive 3-2 win over Manchester United to round off a memorable year.

Rob Edwards’ side has been strengthened with the arrival of Meritan Shabani from Bayern Munich this summer. Cyriaque Mayounga has also joined from Lyon ahead of their first season in the top flight at this level, but the defender arrived in the Midlands with an injury and is likely to miss tonight’s contest. 

The form:

Albion

1-2 v Chelsea (H)

0-1 v Everton (A)

2-2 v Swansea (H)

Wolves

0-2 v Oxford United (A) Friendly

0-2 v Celtic XI (A) Friendly

1-0 v Swansea City (A) Friendly

By Kieran Cleeves
Danny Cashman

Not at the game?

Fans can follow updates of tonight’s game here via our new Match Centre on the website, whilst also being kept up to date with all the key incidents over on the club’s official Twitter account. 

A full match report and reaction will be available shortly after the final whistle, both on here and across all of our social channels.

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