Adam Barradell

A Frustrating Day, Says Barradell

Leicester City’s Under-18s fell to defeat against West Brom at the weekend, and coach Adam Barradell admits that City must do better in both boxes.
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- Leicester City Under-18s beaten 3-0 by West Brom last weekend
- Goals came from Akeel Higgins, Fenton Heard and Archie Oliver
- Barradell states the team are focused on the process of development

During last fixture’s defeat to West Ham United, the coach spoke of a positive performance produced by Leicester’s youngsters, which he hoped to replicate for the trip to West Brom.

Following an encouraging first half-an-hour of the game, the Foxes were beaten 3-0 by the Baggies. Barradell spoke about the group’s disappointment of the loss to LCFC.com.

“Ultimately a frustrating day for us,” he explained. “We looked to continue the performance levels from West Ham, obviously we didn’t get the result, but as a group we showed our talent.

The quality of teams that you play week in and week out will only help you prepare individuals for moving up into the Development Squad.

Adam Barradell LCFC.com

“The first 30 minutes we were excellent. We could’ve had a couple of goals early on with some clear-cut chances, but we’ve got to be a bit more ruthless in the final third. We conceded a goal through an individual error when we were really on top, and then again straight after.

“In the second-half, the boys rallied, and had the possibility of a penalty. Overall there were some positives form the performance, but we’ve got to do better in both boxes.”

The result leaves City in 12th position of the U18 Premier League South, but City's coach claims that the team are not fazed by this and are showing maturity in their day-to-day work.

He added: “The boys focus on the process; they come in every day to increase their development. Of course, it’s not where we want to be so we’re working to change that, but it’s not hard to motivate the boys.

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Jahmari Lindsay
Jahmari Lindsay

Jahmari Lindsay in action for Leicester City's Under-18s.

“Coming in every day at the fantastic training facilities we have (at LCFC Training Ground), they want to take on information and improve. Ultimately the long-term development is what we’re focusing on, so the current league position isn’t a problem for us.

“It’s great that the league is so competitive, it’s a good standard, and the quality of teams that you play week in and week out will only help you prepare individuals for moving up into the Development Squad.

“Every team gives you a different challenge, and it’s tight at the minute, but we’re certainly looking to improve our league position as we go deeper into the season.”

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