George Thomas

PL International Cup Preview: Hertha Berlin Visit Filbert Way

Leicester City’s Development Squad begin their Premier League International Cup journey with an exciting opener against Hertha Berlin at King Power Stadium.

Die Alte Dame visit Filbert Way on Wednesday evening (7pm kick-off) and will face a City side in good form, following a brilliant 2-0 success over Chelsea in Premier League 2 last week.

Here are five things you need to know…

Last time out

A brace from George Thomas helped propel City up to fourth in PL2 with victory over Chelsea at Holmes Park on Friday evening.

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Leicester City U23s 2-0 Chelsea U23s

Watch all the action from the Development Squad's Premier League 2 victory over Chelsea at Holmes Park on Friday evening.

Steve Beaglehole’s men, who had Ahmed Musa and Yohan Benalouane among their ranks, were deserved victors, delivering a display typical of their excellent start to the new season.

It proved to be an enjoyable affair for the hosts with all among Beaglehole’s squad delivering fine performances against one of the strongest sides in the Under-23s footballing pyramid.

Beaglehole’s preview

Speaking following the success over Chelsea, the Development Squad manager expressed his excitement ahead of this Wednesday’s clash after such a successful latest outing.

“Every game presents a different test,” he said, previewing the Hertha tie. “It’ll be nice to be back at King Power Stadium, it was a great night when we played West Ham there.”

On the Chelsea match, he added: “We had a game plan to stop them playing. They are a good side. We worked extremely hard to stop them from playing out from the back.”

Thomas in form

Having signed from Coventry City this summer, midfielder Thomas has settled in quickly with the Club’s Development Squad, scoring four goals already in PL2.

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George Thomas Impressing For U23s

Rob Tanner and Gerry Taggart discuss George Thomas' start to the season for Leicester City's U23s.

“I’m happy to get the two goals and help the team get the win,” he told LCFC TV after inspiring the victory over Chelsea.

“Everyone is delighted in the changing room because Chelsea are good opposition. We’re going well in the table so to get the three points tonight was very important.”

International pedigree

This will be City’s fourth year in the PL International Cup, a competition which has presented them with a host of extremely beneficial challenges over the past three seasons.

After the Hertha encounter, Beaglehole’s men, who reached the 2015 semi-finals, will then contest a double-header of fixtures both at home and away.

First up, City travel to the North East on Wednesday 5 December to face Sunderland before welcoming Legia Warsaw to Holmes Park on Thursday 14 December.

How to follow it

Don’t forget, every Development Squad home fixture in Premier League 2 – and selected cup ties - will be broadcast live on LCFC TV throughout the 2017/18 campaign!

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Beaglehole: It's A Great Step Forward By The Club

Steve Beaglehole talks on live coverage of all Under-23s home games during the upcoming season.

With live coverage and analysis of City's home matches this season, the Blue Army will be able to follow the Club's next generation like never before.

Tickets are also available on the door on Wednesday, priced at £3 for Adults and £1 for Concessions.

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