Ben Petty

Mistakes Have Cost Us, Says Petty

Leicester City's Under-21s were beaten 3-1 by Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night and coach Ben Petty believes defensive errors led to the Foxes' downfall.
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- Leicester City Development Squad were beaten 3-1 by Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night
- Coach Ben Petty gave his take on the game following full-time, with defensive errors costing City dearly

- Owen Hesketh, Justin Hubner and Leon Chiwome all scored for the visitors at LCFC Training Ground
- Kian Pennant netted City's only goal in the Premier League 2 fixture in Seagrave

Following a narrow 1-0 loss to Brentford B in the Premier League Cup, Leicester returned to league action for the first time in a month when they welcomed Wolves to LCFC Training Ground, and were ultimately defeated by the visitors, keeping City's points tally on seven from eight games.

After the game, the coach labelled the defeat a disappointing one, and although the statistics may portray a more positive outlook than the result, he admitted that the Foxes cannot make such key mistakes in the game, which cost them taking any points in Seagrave.

"It's a difficult one to assess, because I thought we were really good tonight," Petty opened. "But three lapses in concentration have cost us dear. I've said to the players that I'm delighted with the way they've played tonight. Some of the football was fantastic, but if you defend like we did for their three goals, then you don't deserve to win a game of football.

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Kian Pennant
Kian Pennant

Kian Pennant scored City's only goal on Monday evening.

"It's harsh, because the level was high. I've had a look at the stats and they're unbelievable. They'd probably show it was a freak result, but ultimately it's zero points and the players have to learn very quickly because if they want to aspire to get in the first team then it's about learning.

"But the level of performance was really good; we had good dominance of the ball like we planned. We were in the ascendancy but the key moments cost us."

While the season may not look as positive as he would've hoped, Petty also referenced his bigger role within the Club; producing talent to play in the First Team, and was excited to see some high-potential youngsters back in the fold after spending time out on the sidelines with injury.

It was a joy to have Will [Alves] back. He's had an awful injury, and as you could see tonight, getting through 90 minutes was a massive thing for him.

Ben Petty

"The position that I'm in, I'm here to develop players for the First Team," the coach continued. "And anyone who was here tonight would say that Leicester City have some very good players at this level, but we all want to win games. 

"Results are important, and in this moment in time, it's not enough from us, but in time, we'll watch back and if we keep playing the way we are and cutting out the individual mistakes then we'll start winning a lot more than we lose.

"It was a joy to have Will [Alves] back. He's had an awful injury, and as you could see tonight, getting through 90 minutes was a massive thing for him. Joe [Wormleighton], Sammy [Braybrooke] are about a month away, so the squad is getting healthier and competition for spaces is good."

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