Steve Beaglehole

Beaglehole: City's Under-23s Relishing Brighton Clash

Coach Steve Beaglehole believes Leicester City's Development Squad are eagerly anticipating facing Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday (7pm kick-off).
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- Leicester City's Development Squad head to Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday
- Live and free coverage begins on LCFC TV at 6:45pm, with Sean St Ledger on commentary
- The young Foxes have won 11 games in their last 12 across all competitions
- Steve Beaglehole says the clash is an example of the 'fantastic' U23s games programme

The young Foxes, who have won 11 of their last 12 matches in all competitions, in fact lost out to the Seagulls earlier in the season at King Power Stadium.

However, City's youngsters are now on a roll on three fronts - Premier League 2 Division 1, the Trophy and the Premier League International Cup.

Last time out, on Tuesday, Leicester sealed an excellent 2-1 success at Sky Bet League 1 outfit Tranmere Rovers to seal a place in the quarter-finals of the EFL Trophy.

Beaglehole, the Club's Senior Professional Development Phase Coach, believes the Under-23s are extremely keen to continue their brilliant run of form in Brighton.

As we keep saying, the games programme is fantastic because that is a really good game for us.

Steve Beaglehole LCFC TV

Foxes fans can watch the action unfold for free on LCFC TV, with former City defender Sean St Ledger on commentary, from 6:45pm on Monday evening.

"We relish it," Beaglehole said. "We relish every game, we look forward to every game, and the Tranmere game's history now so we move on.

"As we keep saying, the games programme is fantastic because that is a really good game for us.

"They’ve got some really good players and it’s a totally different test to Tranmere and you’ve got to adapt."

Development Squad

Goals: Tranmere Rovers 1 Leicester City Development Squad 2

Watch the goals from the Leicester City Development Squad's 2-1 Trophy success at Prenton Park on Tuesday night.

Beaglehole was also thrilled with the toughness on show from Leicester's youngsters at Tranmere, especially goalscorers George Hirst and Admiral Muskwe.

He added: "In the first minute of the game, the first ball down the side, that was a [heavy challenge] on Hirsty and I thought: ‘Aye, aye, they’re going to try and roughen him up’.

"To be fair, he loves it, he relishes in that. I was really, really pleased for him and Ade because they took some stick, elbows in, backing in.

"Ade was great at that too. We keep talking about development, it’s a development group, and what a game for their development."

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