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For a while last Saturday it looked as though our youth team were going to make it three wins out of three when they took a 3-0 lead at Ipswich just past the half hour but it eventually took an Oliver Younger goal thirteen minutes from time to rescue a point in a 4-4 draw.

1718 burnley will harris 00 500x500Even so, despite losing that big lead, it means it’s now three games unbeaten to follow that 4-1 home defeat against Watford on the opening day of the season with the Ipswich game having been preceded by a 2-1 win at Cardiff and a 1-0 home success against Millwall.

Tomorrow sees Colchester, one of two League Two clubs in the Professional Development League, and they’ve not had the best of starts on the road although at home they have recorded a win and a draw.

Burnley are currently third in the north group and Colchester’s two away games to date have been against the two teams who sit above us. Sheffield Wednesday led the table after last weekend’s games and their results include a 6-0 home win against Colchester two weeks ago.

Three days ago, Nottingham Forest moved into first position with a 6-0 home win against Colchester which has left the Essex club with the second worst defensive record in the league right now although we currently hold the worst defensive record, jointly with Huddersfield, in the north group having conceded nine goals in our four games.

There is no team news confirmed as yet but, with the under-23s at Watford on Monday afternoon, and likely to be travelling on Sunday, it is likely that some of the youth team will be unavailable again tomorrow.

I think we can potentially expect Oliver Younger, Scott Wilson and Dwight McNeil to be missing from Danny Cadamarteri’s squad. All three of them were with the under-23s at Preston this week and are likely to be with Michael Duff’s squad at Watford.

Kick off tomorrow at Gawthorpe is 11 a.m.

The player shown is forward Will Harris who is a first year scholar.

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