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Ndukwu: Carlisle Success Good For Momentum

Layton Ndukwu hailed Leicester City’s display after a 1-0 victory over Carlisle United at Brunton Park in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday.
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- Leicester City forward Layton Ndukwu comments on a 1-0 victory over Carlisle United
- The 19-year-old scored City's winner at Brunton Park in the Checkatrade Trophy
- Ndukwu says the Foxes must use the result to build some momentum in all competitions 
- Steve Beaglehole's side next tackle a Premier League Cup tie at Barnsley on Tuesday

The forward scored City’s only goal of the game in the 19th minute, combining with Josh Eppiah to finish neatly into the bottom corner and reward a fine display from the visitors.

With the Foxes emerging victorious against a Sky Bet League 2 outfit, Ndukwu says there is much to be proud of and called for his team-mates to try to gather some momentum.

“We are a young side but we have been working hard tactically on the training field and tonight it paid off so it’s a great result,” he told LCFC TV at full-time.

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Ndukwu Delighted To Seal Victory

Layton Ndukwu caught up with LCFC TV after his side's Checkatrade Trophy win against Carlisle on Tuesday evening.

“We did well to pull it off. I was quite direct today, I did well with the ball, got myself a goal and it was a great result.”

On the challenge of facing Football League opposition, the 19-year-old added: “It is tough physically. We want to progress in our careers and reach the first team.

“It’s a good benchmark to see how well we can do.”

We have got a lot of momentum as well. Hopefully we can take this into the league. It’s just about maintaining it now.

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City next travel to Barnsley in the Premier League Cup on Tuesday afternoon (2pm kick-off) before returning to PL2 duties away at Tottenham Hotspur three days later.

Ndukwu hopes this result, on the back of successive victories over Chelsea and Hertha Berlin, can spur his colleagues on to continuing their excellent start to the new campaign.

“All the lads did well today,” he concluded. “We have got a lot of momentum as well. Hopefully we can take this into the league. It’s just about maintaining it now.”

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