Adam Barradell

Excited For The Game, Says Barradell

Leicester City’s Under-18s enter the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday evening when they face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Aggborough Stadium.
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- Leicester City’s Under-18s face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Aggborough Stadium
- The Foxes will make their first appearance in the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday
- Coach Barradell confirms they’ll put out a team capable of progressing to the next round

In their last fixture, the Foxes’ youngsters were beaten 3-0 by West Bromwich Albion in U18 Premier League South and haven’t recorded a win since October when they beat Crystal Palace 5-1 at LCFC Training Ground.

However, City’s focus switches to the FA Youth Cup for the first time this season, as they travel to Kidderminster, tackling Wolves next Wednesday (7pm GMT kick-off).

Ahead of the match, LCFC.com spoke with coach Barradell, who explained his thoughts and feelings on the upcoming contest. 

There’s a lot of interest in the FA Youth Cup so it’s a good opportunity for the boys to showcase their abilities.

Adam Barradell

“There’s a lot of excitement, It’s a competition with so much history," he began. “Whenever these games come around it’s exciting for staff and players to be involved in.

“Some of the older lads gained some excellent experience last year within the tournament so we’re looking forward to trying to replicate that this season.

“It’s a knockout fixture so there is a different element to the game compared to the league, so it does bring different challenges.

“But the boys will have to work that out on the night and the staff will help them with that. I’m sure they’ll be well-equipped for whatever comes their way Wednesday night.”

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Alfie Fisken
Alfie Fisken

Alfie Fisken in action for LCFC Under-18s at Seagrave.

After progressing into the quarter-finals last term, Barradell spoke of his admiration for the tournament and will not be taking the match lightly.

“It’s a one-off game, and one we’ll be well prepared for," City's coach continued. “As always, we’re looking for a positive learning experience from the game, but also looking to advance to the next round.

“We’ll get some players back that have been with the Development Squad and First Team, so it’ll be a game where we look to put out a team that can progress to the next round of the competition.

“We’ll prepare like any other game, but it’s an opportunity for the players to show well in front of senior staff. There’s a lot of interest in the FA Youth Cup so it’s a good opportunity for the boys to showcase their abilities.”

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