Ben Petty

Petty Prepared For Important PL2 Run-In

Coach Ben Petty pointed to aspects of the Leicester City Development Squad's performance in Monday's reverse against Tottenham Hotspur to use as motivation in the weeks to come.
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- Leicester City's Development Squad were beaten 3-1 by Tottenham Hotspur Under-23s on Monday
- Assistant Senior Professional Development Phase Coach Ben Petty spoke to LCFC TV afterwards
- Petty says there are areas of the performances which can be used to build confidence
- The young Foxes have only four Premier League 2 Division 1 fixtures remaining

Marcel Lavinier's early own goal handed the Foxes with a deserved lead at LCFC Training Ground, but later efforts from Dilan Markanday, J'Neil Bennett and Rodel Richards sealed victory for Spurs.

City's youngsters displayed some promising football in the early stages of the clash, but were unable to capitalise on their advantage in Seagrave. However, Petty says the Club's Under-23s must look to the positives in their display and use them during their final 2020/21 run-in.

"We started the game exactly how we wanted to, on the front foot, pressing well, getting the ball wide... it’s all part of the game plan," he told LCFC TV.

I think it's just shows you how competitive this league is. The fact that the last three or four years, we've been competing for the league, to win the league, and, this year, we find ourselves in a bit of a dogfight.

Ben Petty LCFC TV

"It was a terrific cross from Vontae [Daley-Campbell] and a magnificent start and, from there, you'd like to think that the team would get some confidence and kick on. But we gave a poor goal away again. [It was] a bit of an error and then it gets Tottenham back in the game.

"Unfortunately, we couldn't kick on in the second half. The lads were playing to the game plan, apart from the error that we conceded the goal from. We were pleased with the players. They were trying to play the right way and we mixed it up.

"We played out from the back. We played through. We played down the sides.

"We were getting some good chances. We asked for more. We were demanding more because we want these boys to get into the first team squad. But it's another learning curve. We’ve got four big, big games to go. We’ve got to build on that first 30 minutes tonight."

Development Squad

Ewing Highlights Areas To Work On

Young midfielder Oliver Ewing reflects on the Leicester City Development Squad's 3-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Monday evening.

The Development Squad have just four games remaining, starting with the visit of bottom side Southampton next Monday, who they currently lead by just a solitary point in the Premier League 2 Division 1 standings.

"I think it's just shows you how competitive this league is," the Club's Assistant Senior Professional Development Phase Coach added. "The fact that the last three or four years, we've been competing for the league, to win the league, and, this year, we find ourselves in a bit of a dogfight.

"But we have to use it as a learning tool for the players. The pressure’s on them now. They need the three points and if we win next week, then we’ll be in a good position."

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