LCFC TV's Matt Elliott

Elliott: A Big Occasion For City's Youngsters

Leicester City's Development Squad will need to 'puff their chests out' when they run out at King Power Stadium against Blackburn Rovers on Monday (7pm BST kick-off).
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- Leicester City's Development Squad tackle Blackburn Rovers at King Power Stadium on Monday evening (7pm BST kick-off)
- The Foxes opened their Premier League 2 Division 1 campaign with a 0-0 draw at Everton
- Former Club captain Matt Elliott is looking forward to watching the clash on LCFC TV
- Live coverage, with Nick Walsh and Sean St Ledger, begins at 6:45pm BST on Monday night

The Club's youngsters had to battle to secure a point at Premier League 2 Division 1 champions Everton last Monday, following Darnell Johnson's 55th-minute red card.

City were able to register a 0-0 draw at Merseyrail Community Stadium, getting them off and running ahead of this Monday's visit of Blackburn on Filbert Way (7pm BST kick-off).

Speaking ahead of LCFC TV's live coverage - which starts at 6:45pm BST on Monday - Elliott expressed his belief that City's Under-23s can take a lot of positives from last week's outing.

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"On the face of it, it was a good result," the former Scotland defender said. "They were up against the odds following the sending off, but it was a good performance.

"Going to a team like Everton, who have done really well at Under-23s level in their recent past, it was a good effort and Steve Beaglehole will be very pleased.

"It’s very early days. Whatever the result is, whether that’s first team or Under-23s, it won’t make too much of a difference at this early stage. 

In the face of adversity at Everton, they had to roll their sleeves up and battle for the point.

Matt Elliott LCFC TV

"It won’t lay your foundations for the whole season, but it won’t do any harm if you’re getting some good early results."

Elliott was also impressed by the Development Squad's determination at Everton after they fought for just over half-an-hour in testing circumstances against an accomplished side.

"In the face of adversity at Everton, they had to roll their sleeves up and battle for the point," he added. "It wasn’t an ideal situation which they wouldn’t have been ready for, but they stepped up.

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Everton U23s 0 Leicester City U23s 0

Watch the best of the action from Merseyrail Community Stadium as the Club's Development Squad faced Everton on Monday.

"They showed their capabilities as a squad ahead of the next game. All round, it was quite a positive outcome for them and they will feel in a positive frame of mind.

"I’m sure the players prefer King Power Stadium. They get decent crowds at Holmes Park, but you get an element of pride and you need to puff your chest out when you play at the main stadium."

Tune into LCFC TV from 6:45pm BST, following Extra-Time on LCFC Radio, to watch live and free coverage with Nick Walsh and Sean St Ledger.

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