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U23 Preview: Friday night football at the King Power

Albion’s under-23s head to the King Power Stadium this evening for a Premier League 2 match against Leicester City, kick-off 7pm.

By Kieran Cleeves • 23 August 2019

By Paul Hazlewood
Captain Max Sanders in action against Arsenal

Simon Rusk’s side began the 2019/20 campaign with a 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, but a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal followed, which currently leaves the team in fourth position.

Aaron Connolly — last season’s PL2 Player of the Season — didn’t take long to get off the mark, scoring twice against Wolves on the opening day, and no doubt the Irishman will be looking to build on his positive start this evening.

Ryan Longman came off the bench to halve the deficit late on against Arsenal last Friday, and the winger, who has fully moved into the under-23 group this season, will be pushing for a place in Rusk’s starting line-up.

The Foxes have taken two points from their opening two matches of the season — they drew 0-0 with reigning PL2 champions Everton before a 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers at the King Power Stadium on Monday night.

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U23 goals: Arsenal 2 Albion 1

Our last fixture…

Arsenal 2
Tormey 58
Smith Rowe 62

Albion 1
Longman 90

Albion line-up: McGill; Davies, Roberts, O’Hora (Freestone 45), Cox; Cochrane, Dreyer (Longman 72), Sanders, J.Davies, Gwargis; Radulovic (Tilley 79).

By Paul Hazlewood
Under the floodlights at the King Power Stadium

Fancy a trip to Leicester?

Click here to secure your tickets for the game.

Tickets are priced at £3 for adults and £1 for seniors (65+) and under-18s.

Seating at the King Power Stadium will be unreserved, and tickets can be printed at home or collected at the stadium.

By Patrick Sullivan
PL action at the King Power Stadium

Not at the game?

Fans can follow updates of tonight’s game on the Match Centre, and can also keep 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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