Steve Beaglehole

Beaglehole Reflects On Blackburn Reverse

Coach Steve Beaglehole says Leicester City's Development Squad will feature more younger players next time out following defeat at Blackburn Rovers on Monday.
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- Leicester City's Development Squad suffered a 4-0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers on Monday
- Coach Steve Beaglehole has called for more attacking potency after failing to score in two games
- Beaglehole also suggests some youngsters may be promoted from the Academy set-up in future
- The Foxes face Derby County at Loughborough University Stadium on Friday (7pm kick-off)

Second half goals from Lewis Thompson and Luke Brennan, either side of a brace from Connor McBride, sealed a 4-0 win for Rovers at Leyland County Ground in the Premier League 2.

Beaglehole believes the Foxes carved out decent opportunities in the game, but lacked the ruthlessness required to secure a result, as he also explained why new faces may appear on Friday night.

City's youngsters tackle Derby County at Loughborough University Stadium in a 7pm kick-off and the Club's Senior Professional Development Phase Coach is looking for an improvement.

"We had some good chances," he told LCFC TV. "Arguably we had some better chances than they did. We talk about being ruthless in the final third, particularly in their penalty box.

"There's been some great balls whistled across the six-yard box, but people were not getting in there.

Development Squad

Blackburn Rovers U23s 4 Leicester City U23s 0

Extended highlights from the young Foxes' 4-0 defeat to Blackburn on Monday evening.

"We should be much more of a threat from set plays, the delivery was not good enough and then when it was good enough, we weren't determined enough to get on the end of it.

"It's easy to take responsibility, get on the ball and play when things were going well. 

"We've got a game on Friday and there'll be some different faces in there, there'll be one or two young players in there that I'm looking forward to seeing.

"There's young players who were desperate to play. I'm not saying the results will change immediately with those players, but we feel they’ve a chance of moving up the ladder."

Portuguese youngster Sidnei Tavares made his maiden appearance of the season in Premier League 2 on Monday, while Shane Flynn and Dempsey Arlott-John also featured from the bench.

Development Squad

Hughes: We'll Work To Recover

Leicester City Development Squad defender Sam Hughes spoke to LCFC TV after Monday night's 4-0 defeat at Blackburn.

"Sidnei's got great ability," he added. "I said to him at half-time, 'what's your best thing', he said 'getting on the ball', I said 'well you need to get on the ball more'.

"The ball-playing players have this personality to dominate the ball and get on the ball, pass the ball and want it back, and that's what he's got to do.

"He's got to have more appetite to get on it, because he can do things when he gets on it.

"And Shane Flynn has played before and carried a bit of a knock, but he gave us more energy and more legs and running ability when he came on so that was a positive.

"Dempsey (Arlott-John) has been out injured, he's a fizzy bottle of pop. He can spark a team, but it was difficult when he came on.

"The young lad on the bench who has been excellent, Ben Nelson, a centre back, he will definitely play other than being injured on Friday and it'll be good for him to get a run out."

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