Callum Wright

Wright's Delight At EFL Trophy Progression

Leicester City Development Squad captain Callum Wright was delighted to get on the scoresheet and help seal qualification into the knockout stages of the Papa John's Trophy.
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- Leicester City's Development Squad came from behind to beat Grimsby Town 3-1 in the EFL Trophy group stage on Tuesday evening
- Callum Wright scored his second of this season's competition to level the scores at Blundell Park
- Sidnei Tavares and Admiral Muskwe were also amongst the goals as the Foxes ensured qualification for the last 32
- Wright told LCFC TV that the team were all 'buzzing' to turn the game around against tough opposition

Tuesday night's 3-1 victory over Sky Bet League 2 side Grimsby Town secured City's position in the top two of Northern Group H, accumulating six points from their three games.

But as Wright explained when speaking to LCFC TV post-match, the Foxes had to work hard and show great character to come from behind at the break and turn the game around at Blundell Park. 

"First half, we started off a bit slow and the coaches had a little word with us at half-time," the 20-year-old revealed. 

"And the lads reacted well and obviously three goals in the second half is really pleasing, I thought second half we really brought the game to them."

The first goal obviously gave us the momentum, but as soon as we got the second goal, with it coming straight after, it was really pleasing.

Callum Wright LCFC TV

Wright's equaliser was swiftly followed by Sidnei Tavares' excellent free-kick to put the Foxes ahead for the first time, before Admiral Muskwe finished the game off with a late third.

Describing the goal, his second in the competition this campaign, Wright continued: "The ball was just put in behind, I made a run and no one followed me so I had the header and unfortunately the 'keeper saved it and Sidnei [Tavares] put it back on a plate for me, so it made it easy really.

"The first goal obviously gave us the momentum, but as soon as we got the second goal, with it coming straight after, it was really pleasing.

"Obviously, all of the lads were buzzing celebrating and it gave us a real boost. The third goal put the game to bed a little bit."

The Mariners are the second senior outfit City's youngsters have beaten in 2020/21, having already defeated League 1 opposition in Hull City.

While Leicester await news on who they will face in the next round, attention turns back to the next Premier League 2 fixture, at home to West Ham United Under-23s on Monday 23 November (7pm kick-off GMT).

"We're a young side and coming to Grimsby, you know they are always going to be a threat from set pieces," the midfielder added. "So we knew we had to concentrate fully for the rest of the game and see the game out.

"We've got a younger side this year than last year and it's massive for us to get through to the knockout stages, so we're looking forward to the next game.

"We've got two weeks until the next [league] game so we'll put a lot in on the training ground and then obviously we'll all just looking forward to getting back out playing again."

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