Steve Beaglehole

City's Under-23s Progressing Well, Says Beaglehole

Leicester City's Development Squad have progressed a great deal already this season as they prepare to tackle Derby County at Holmes Park on Monday, says coach Steve Beaglehole.
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- Leicester City's Development Squad host Derby County in Premier League 2 at Holmes Park on Monday (7pm kick-off)
- The Foxes go into the clash after winning their last five matches in all competitions
- Steve Beaglehole has praised the Club's youngsters for their maturity over previous outings
- Live coverage begins at 6:45pm on Monday night with Nick Walsh and Matt Elliott on LCFC TV

The Foxes have won their last five matches in all competitions in a run of form which has seen them climb to fourth in Premier League 2 and reach Round 2 of the Leasing.com Trophy.

With the second-placed Rams next up for City's youngsters, a clash which is available live on LCFC TV on Monday night, Beaglehole says now is the time to build on the 2-1 success at Sunderland.

Following a three-week break from action, the Club's Senior Professional Development Phase Coach emphasised the impressive nature of that victory at Stadium of Light earlier this month.

"It was one of those performances that you feel really proud about for some time," Beaglehole said, following that success in the North East three weeks ago.

We know Derby is going to be a difficult game, it always is, and we've had a couple of eventful matches with them over the last couple of years, so we know what to expect.

Steve Beaglehole

"We've followed on from the great results the first team are having and it was a great example of how these players have developed since the start of the season.

"They've worked hard in training and their attitude has been fantastic, you've seen it, and you can really see that they are improving all the time."

Discussing City's form in general, and the nature of the task at hand in Whetstone on Monday, Beaglehole also pointed to the growing levels of maturity in the Under-23s squad

"Well, we missed out on wins against both Chelsea and Liverpool earlier on in the season and, while we didn't lose, we were still disappointed not to win," he added.

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"We've spoken about it since, the players also had their say, and we've tinkered with it, so it's all been very positive and it's been a real team effort by everyone concerned.

"It's been a great run of results and none of them have been easy games. All the games are different so, for the players to adapt, that shows the maturity they are starting to show.

"We know Derby is going to be a difficult game, it always is, and we've had a couple of eventful matches with them over the last couple of years, so we know what to expect.

"They're up there at the top of the table for a reason and it's up to us to show why we want to be rivalling them for those sorts of positions come the end of the season."

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