Ben Petty

Petty Delighted For The Players

Ben Petty was proud with the efforts of Leicester City’s Under-21s after coming away from the HKFC Soccer Sevens as Shield winners.
More on this story...

- Ben Petty speaks following the conclusion of the HKFC Soccer Sevens tournament
- Leicester City’s Under-21s won the Shield competition, overcoming Rangers in the final
- The coach praised the players’ performances to take home silverware on Sunday

The young Foxes reached the quarter-finals of the Main Cup as group winners, before losing out to eventual winners Brighton & Hove Albion in the last-eight. The Shield competition awaited, with West Ham United dispatched on penalties, before beating Rangers with a dramatic golden goal in extra-time from goalkeeper Brad Young to take home a trophy.

“I thought it was a fantastic two days,” City’s coach reflected. “I couldn't have asked for any more from the lads. Even in the quarter-final of the Main Cup, to go down a man and then take the lead, we've really entertained this weekend.

“We thoroughly deserved a bit of silverware. I’m delighted for the lads. We've done it the hard way, but we've been entertaining, and the lads have given it everything. There's a tired bunch in there, some tired staff as well. But it's been a brilliant week again.

“It's so difficult, the extra-time, four vs. four. Especially when you're out on your feet as well. It just goes to show the lads have dug in, shown a lot of character, a lot of energy. All the boys are delighted in there.”

LCFC Men U21s

'I Couldn't Have Asked For More'

Coach Ben Petty reflects on a successful tournament for the Leicester City Under-21s in Hong Kong, coming away with the Soccer Sevens Shield trophy.

Going back out to Hong Kong to participate in the seven-a-side tournament, he felt it was another high-level competition which ended on a positive note for the Foxes youngsters to round off the 2023/24 campaign.

“I've been here a lot,” Petty reflected. “I love coming back because I think it's a brilliant way to end the season. It's a showcase tournament, there’s lots of top players here, and I thought our lads did the Club proud. They have been a credit to the Club and we've got some really good players in our Academy.”

LATEST HEADLINES

LATEST PHOTOS

LATEST VIDEOS

Leicester City Crest

LATEST HEADLINES

LATEST VIDEOS

LATEST PHOTOS

Back

Get Game Pass

To watch or listen to Leicester City’s Sky Bet Championship matches live on Foxes Hub, you now need to have a Game Pass. Please click below to get yours and enjoy the action!

Buy Game Pass Now!