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U21 PREVIEW: STEVENAGE V ALBION

7 November 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Jayson Molumby in action for Albion's under-23s against Hull City.

Brighton & Hove Albion return to Checkatrade Trophy action against Stevenage at the Lamex Stadium this evening, as an under-21 side look to progress to the knockout stages of the competition, kick-off 7.45pm.

Simon Rusk’s team can qualify from Southern Group G with a victory over their League Two opponents, but must rely on MK Dons beating Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium.

The Seagulls could still qualify with another result in the other Group G game, but would have to overturn a goal difference of at least four, meaning an MK Dons victory is the favourable option.

After losing their opening fixture 2-0 at Stadium MK, Albion came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Oxford at the Kassam Stadium, before winning the penalty shootout for an extra point.

Goals from James Tilley and Danny Mandroiu brought a young Seagulls side back into the game, but Rusk is expected to have a more experienced line-up at the Lamex Stadium tonight.

In the Premier League 2 Division 2, Albion returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Southampton in Hampshire, but a first Premier League Cup defeat followed, as Hull City won 3-2 in Sussex.

Albion supporters can follow a live text blog from this evening’s game at the Lamex Stadium, with a match report being uploaded after the full-time whistle.


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