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U23 Preview: Hammers provide the next test for Albion

Albion’s under-23s will look to bounce back from Friday’s 5-3 defeat to Liverpool this evening at The People’s Pension Stadium, when they take West Ham United in their first game of this year’s Premier League International Cup, kick-off 7pm.

By Alex Stedman • 27 November 2019

By Paul Hazlewood
Bojan Radulovic celebrates scoring against Liverpool last week.

A 4-1 league victory over Southampton and a 1-1 draw away to Leyton Orient in the Leasing.com Trophy were the results in November for Simon Rusk’s men before the aforementioned game against Neil Critchley’s Merseysiders last week, and the Seagulls will be looking to respond to that result up the A23 tonight.

Bojan Radulovic and Danny Cashman were on the scoresheet last time out for the Seagulls, with the Serbian striker netting a brace and Cashman finding the back of the net three minutes from time.

Tonight’s opposition are managed by Terry Westley and sit second in the group after playing two matches in the competition - a 1-0 win at home to Valencia and a 3-2 loss to VFL Wolfsburg on home soil. The Hammers are league leaders of Premier League 2 Division 2 and are unbeaten so far this season, winning ten and drawing one of their 11 league contests to date.

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U23 Highlights: Albion 3 Liverpool 5

Albion 3
Radulovic (77, 90+4)
Cashman (87)

Liverpool 5
Elliott (8)
Christie-Davies (19)
Longstaff (40)
Jones (48, 90+3)

Albion line-up: McGill (GK); Yapi (Freestone 72), O’Hora (C), Tsoungui, J.Davies; Richards, Jenks, Leonard (Radulovic 70), Gwargis; Wilson (Crofts 45), Cashman.

Subs not used: Keto (GK), Turns.

By Paul Hazlewood
Danny Cashman in action against Liverpool on Friday.

Ticket news…

Tickets for the game can only be bought on the day at Crawley Town’s ticket office, and are priced at £5 for adults, and £2 for over-65s/under-16s.

Please note that cup games are not included as part of the season-ticket package, and tickets must be bought separately. 

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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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