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The  under-23s looked certainties to finish bottom of the Professional Development League in our inaugural season but yesterday’s win against QPR followed those against Nottingham Forest and Charlton which have seen us close the gap to four points.

1718 burnley ali koiki 00 500x500Crewe were the team next to bottom but they too have picked up points recently and that’s seen Barnsley drop into the position below us. While we were losing against Sheffield Wednesday and beating QPR in the last week, they surprisingly drew 0-0 against the south group leaders Crystal Palace which means we now sit four points behind them with a game in hand and a trip to Oakwell still to come.

It’s been a much changed Burnley team in recent weeks. Players such as Arlen Birch and Brad Jackson seem to have dropped out of the reckoning and there have been so many trialists recently it has been a case of turning to Google ahead of games to determine where the players are from.

At the top end of the league, Sheffield Wednesday followed up their win against us with victory over Coventry yesterday afternoon. At that point they had closed the gap on leaders Bolton to one point but Bolton beat Millwall last night to go back to four points clear and with a game in hand.

It’s likely that the winners will come from those two now with third place Forest some eight points behind Bolton.

In the south, despite dropping points at Barnsley, Crystal Palace look more than likely winners. They currently sit nine points ahead of both Ipswich and Charlton with the former having a game in hand on the leaders.

There are just seven games in the next week and all but one of them are re-arranged games. That includes our trip to Sheffield United on Good Friday afternoon.

The player featured this week is left-back Ali Koiki who has been a regular in the team this season.

The League Tables are updated as results are confirmed and can be found with our Fixtures and Results within U23/U18 Stats on the top menu.

Last week’s results, this week’s fixtures, the leading goalscorers, our scorers and the current league tables are all below.

THIS WEEK’S RESULTS

Thursday 22nd March
Birmingham 0 Ipswich 1
Colchester 0 Bristol City 3

Friday 23rd March
Burnley 0 Sheffield Wednesday 1
Barnsley 0 Crystal Palace 0
Leeds 3 Cardiff 0
Nottingham Forest 1 Charlton 0

Monday 26th March
Bolton 1 Millwall 0
Burnley 3 QPR 1
Crewe 0 Watford 0
Hull 2 Bristol City 1
Sheffield Wednesday 2 Coventry 1

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

Tuesday 27th March
Charlton v Crystal Palace

Wednesday 28th March
Nottingham Forest v Crewe

Thursday 29th March
Colchester v Cardiff
Watford v Ipswich

Friday 30th March
Sheffield United v Burnley
Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley

Monday 2nd April
Sheffield United v Colchester

LEADING GOALSCORERS

19: Connor Hall (Bolton)
15: Jordan Ponticelli (Coventry)
13: Tyler Smith (Sheffield United)
12: Aramide Oteh (QPR), Lewis Reilly (Crewe)
11: Victor Adeboyejo (Barnsley), Michael Folivi (Watford), Levi Lumeka (Crystal Palace)
10: Virgil Gomis (Nottingham Forest), Mark Harris (Cardiff), Dion Pereira (Watford), Aaron Smith (Nottingham Forest)

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cups)

5: Dwight McNeil
4: Tinashe Chakwana
3: Tunde Bayode, Ntumba Massanka, Khius Metz, Jamie Thomas, Nahki Wells
2: Dan Agyei, Rahis Nabi, Christian N’Guessan
1: James Clarke, Harry Flowers, Fredrik Ulvestad, Oliver Younger

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES

Team pld w d l f a pts
Bolton Wanderers 25 15 2 8 46 34 47
Sheffield Wednesday 26 12 7 7 42 35 43
Nottingham Forest 24 10 9 5 49 44 39
Hull City 27 12 3 12 42 51 39
Leeds 27 11 5 11 44 43 38
Sheffield United 24 11 2 11 43 37 35
Huddersfield Town 26 10 5 11 42 43 35
Birmingham City 24 7 7 10 37 37 28
Crewe Alexandra 23 8 4 11 31 39 28
Barnsley 24 7 5 12 37 43 26
Burnley 23 6 4 13 24 48 22
Team pld w d l f a pts
Crystal Palace 24 15 2 7 53 26 47
Ipswich Town 23 11 5 7 49 33 38
Charlton Athletic 24 11 5 8 42 34 38
Coventry City 24 10 5 10 50 52 35
Queens Park Rangers 24 10 4 10 46 48 34
Cardiff City 23 9 4 10 33 40 31
Millwall 26 7 10 9 23 35 31
Watford 22 8 5 9 41 33 29
Colchester United 21 7 6 8 30 37 27
Bristol City 25 4 9 12 30 42 21
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