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1718 burnley u23 team v crystal palace 1000x500With all four teams in Group D now having played four games, all with two to play, Burnley do look to be in a good position to qualify for the knock out stages of the Premier League Cup.

Things didn’t look too good just over a week ago when we were beaten 4-0 at Edgeley Park by Newcastle but, having already beaten the Geordies away, we followed up last week’s defeat with a 2-0 win last Monday at Swansea, last season’s winners of the competition.

That left us six points clear of Swansea with a game in hand but they closed the gap last night with a 4-3 win at Colchester.

That means Newcastle are on top with nine points and we’re second, behind them on goal difference. Swansea currently have six points whilst Colchester are still looking for their first point.

Michael Duff’s team still have to go to Colchester, that is two weeks today and then we bring the group to a close with a home game against Swansea, to be played at Curzon Ashton. A win at Colchester would certainly leave us in a very strong position to go through.

The remaining group games are:

Colchester v Burnley – Fri 9th February
Swansea v Newcastle – Mon 12th February
Newcastle v Colchester – Mon 26th February
Burnley v Swansea – Mon 26th February

The top two from each of the eight groups qualify for the Round of 16. The one team already through is Leicester who currently lead Group F with ten points from their four games played.

The Group Tables are updated as results are confirmed and can be found within U23/U18 Stats on the top menu.

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