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LCFC’s Development Squad: The Season So Far

Leicester City’s Development Squad have enjoyed a productive first four months of the 2019/20 season after reaching the knockout stages of the Leasing.com Trophy and climbing to fourth in the Premier League 2 standings.
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City’s Under-23s began their Premier League 2 Division 1 campaign on 12 August in Southport, before contesting back-to-back games at King Power Stadium against Blackburn Rovers and Brighton & Hove Albion.

In the Leasing.com Trophy, meanwhile, the Development Squad beat Scunthorpe United on penalties at Glanford Park, while triumphs over Grimsby Town and most recently Sunderland resulted in them finishing top of the Group A standings.

After 13 outings in 2019/20, LCFC.com takes a look at how the Foxes have fared, and what will follow in the coming weeks…

Competition: Premier League 2
Record: W4, D4, L2
Position: Fourth
Next game: Derby County (H)
Biggest win: 3-0 vs. Southampton (H)

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Leicester City's Development Squad won 3-0 in difficult conditions at Holmes Park against Southampton.

The Club’s Under-23s endured a testing opening three outings that saw them draw with Everton and Blackburn and suffer their first loss of the campaign to Brighton.

However, they picked up their maiden win of 2019/20 with a battling 2-0 triumph over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the New Bucks Head in Telford thanks to goals from Admiral Muskwe and George Hirst.

Arsenal completed a turnaround at Emirates Stadium to triumph 2-1 at Emirates Stadium in their following game, before 2-2 draws with Liverpool and Chelsea came on home soil.

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Goals: Leicester City U23s 3 Southampton U23s 0

Watch all three goals from the Development Squad's second win in a row - a 3-0 success over Southampton in Premier League 2 Division 1 on Friday.

Since then, City have registered five-straight victories in all competitions – a run that has included 2-0 wins away at Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City and a 3-0 success against Southampton at Holmes Park.

In their next match, they will entertain Derby County at Holmes Park in Premier League 2 on Monday 25 November (7pm kick-off) – a match that will be broadcast live and free on LCFC TV from 6:45pm.

Competition: Leasing.com Trophy
Record: W2, D1 (won 3-1 on penalties)
Position: Knockout stages
Next game: TBC
Biggest win(s): 2-1 vs. Grimsby (A), 2-1 vs. Sunderland (A)

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Alongside their Premier League 2 action, the Club’s Development Squad have earned eight points from three matches in the Leasing.com Trophy.

They began their campaign with a 3-1 shootout success away at Scunthorpe, following a 1-1 draw at Glanford Park despite Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall putting them ahead with three minutes to play.

Just over a month later, Josh Eppiah’s brace, which included a stunning 90th-minute winner, earned a 2-1 success over Grimsby after they recovered from a goal down to emerge victorious at Blundell Park.

Leicester’s last outing in the Leasing.com Trophy, meanwhile, came earlier this month, and it was perhaps their most impressive in the tournament to date, as they beat Sky Bey League 1 side Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. 

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Sunderland 1 Leicester City Development Squad 2

Watch extended highlights as the young Foxes took a 2-1 victory over Sunderland's first team in the Leasing.com Trophy at the Stadium of Light.

A penalty from George Hirst, and Dewsbury-Hall’s brilliant long-range effort, saw them come from behind for a second time in the group stages to qualify for the second round of the competition.

The Development Squad will discover who they will face in the second round of the competition when the draw takes place at 3pm on Saturday 16 November.

For a full list of Development Squad fixtures, please click here.

All times GMT.

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