Bayli Spencer-Adams

Spencer-Adams: A Platform To Build On

Bayli Spencer-Adams hailed the Leicester City Development Squad’s performance against league leaders Manchester City as a solid point.
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- Leicester City’s Development Squad drew 0-0 with Manchester City
- Friday’s Premier League 2 fixture was the Foxes’ first point of 2023
- Bayli Spencer-Adams felt it was a good performance
- He played 90 minutes for first time in nearly a year

The young Foxes were able to keep out the current league champions at LCFC Training Ground, with Friday’s evening Premier League 2 Division 1 encounter ending in a goalless draw.

Speaking to LCFC TV following full-time, the defender gave his verdict on a testing night in freezing conditions in Seagrave. Leicester earned their reward, though, deservedly claiming a maiden point of the year.

“It was very tough,” he admitted. “I think the boys dug in from the start of the game until the end of the game and I thought we deserved the draw. You know, Man City are league leaders, but I thought all the boys dug in and thankfully we got a result.

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Leicester City U21s 0 Man City U21s 0

The best of the action from LCFC Training Ground and Leicester City's Development Squad draw with Manchester City.

“It was a good point. They are not top of the league for no reason, so they're a good side. So you have to stay switched on throughout the game and I think the gaffer instilled that in us throughout the week and training to stay switched on for the whole 90.

“I think the lads had a real good momentum going into the game. Following the Arsenal result, we'd done okay in the Arsenal game, but yes, I thought the lads were locked in for the full 90 tonight.”

It was also the centre-back’s first start in nearly a year having recovered from an ACL injury he suffered back in February 2022. He came through the full game unscathed, having featured from the bench against both Chelsea and Arsenal earlier in the month.

“I felt really good,” the 21-year-old revealed. “Obviously, it's been a long time. It's like the light at the end of the tunnel and obviously, it's just a relief to go out there. I think I was just more with adrenaline than anything else.

I'm feeling almost like indestructible really because I've bounced back from this, so there's not really any more setbacks that can put me down.

Bayli Spencer-Adams LCFC TV

“So, yes, I was delighted to get on the pitch and obviously play for the full 90 minutes and get a good result. I'm not going to sit here and say it's easy. It's very difficult but you know, if you want to play at the elite levels or you want to become a professional football, you're going to get setbacks.

“I think everybody knows that. So yes, obviously it was a big setback. I think if you just stay at it and just take it day by day, I feel like the end goal becomes clearer later down the line and a few of the lads obviously got my injury, which is unfortunate.

“But I just try to help them and try to tell them to stay at it and keep going because there is light at the end of the tunnel and with the physio department that we have, we have a good one and great facilities here.

“So, you can work on it day in day out and just stay on top of it really. Listen, if you can bounce back from this, you can bounce back from really anything, to be honest. So, it's kind of like I'm coming out of this now feeling very confident for the future.

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Great To Be Back, Says Spencer-Adams

Bayli Spencer-Adams speaks to LCFC TV following the Leicester City Development Squad's draw with Manchester City.

“I'm feeling almost like indestructible really because I've bounced back from this, so there's not really any more setbacks that can put me down. Obviously, it's good when you come out the other end and you know mentally that you're in a good position.”

After narrowly losing out to the Gunners last time out, Spencer-Adams felt that Leicester came back strong against the Citizens and performed at a high level, though there is still work to be done to move up the PL2 standings.  

The former Watford youngster added: “I think that the gaffer was saying: 'Listen, look, we were unfortunate against Arsenal. Today, we've got a good point and we've got to build on it now, and got to really take the second half of the season and really improve our performances and climb up the table.

“I feel like we're putting in the performances now, and it's just about picking up points, but I feel like definitely against the league leaders, to get a clean sheet and a point, I feel like it's definitely something to build on.”

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