Ben Petty

Petty Underlines Defensive Solidarity

Ben Petty says the Development Squad’s assured defensive performance against Brighton & Hove Albion proved pivotal in their 1-0 win in Premier League 2.
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- Ben Petty reflects on the Development Squad’s 1-0 Premier League 2 win at Brighton & Hove Albion
- Josh Knight scored the only goal of the game on the south coast
- The Foxes have not conceded in their last three games in all competitions

The Club’s Under-23s recorded their third consecutive clean sheet on Monday night as Josh Knight’s first-half header sealed all three points at the Amex Elite Football Performance Centre.

City are now up to sixth in the Premier League 2 standings ahead of their home fixture with Chelsea at Holmes Park on Monday 17 December (7pm GMT kick-off).

Assistant Senior Professional Development Phase Coach Petty said of Leicester’s win at Brighton: “We’re delighted with the win. That’s three clean sheets in a row, we’ve just talked about that in the dressing room.

Development Squad

In Brief: Brighton & Hove Albion U23s 0 Leicester City U23s 1

The major moments from the Development Squad's 1-0 Premier League 2 win at Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday.

"A few little mistakes have been creeping in and we’ve been letting sloppy goals in, but I think tonight you saw the tenacity and the willingness for the lads to keep the clean sheet.

"We deserved the three points overall."

Petty went on to credit Knight, who has now scored in back-to-back games having netted the winner against Sparta Prague B earlier this month.

It was a good set-play goal, which we work on a lot, so it’s always good to see it come off. It was a worthy goal to win the game.

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"It’s a great attribute to have for Josh, and he’s a really good finisher," added Petty. "I thought him and DJ (Darnell Johnson) were excellent tonight at the back alongside Yohan [Benalouane].

"It was a good set-play goal, which we work on a lot, so it’s always good to see it come off. It was a worthy goal to win the game."

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