Under-23s go into the Hornets’ nest
Burnley’s under-23 team travel to Watford today for a fourth game in the Professional Development League and our first in almost two weeks since we went down to a 3-1 defeat at Bristol City.
It’s going to be another young Burnley side travelling which will not include any of the first team squad. It will, however, include three of the youth team, central defenders Oliver Younger and Scott Wilson and winger Dwight McNeil.
We go into the game having won three points from our first three games. We’ve lost both on the road, the other coming at Crystal Palace, whilst beating a very youthful Ipswich team behind closed doors at Gawthorpe.
Watford, meanwhile, have also played three games, winning two and losing one. They beat Leeds 2-0 at home in their first game before winning 6-0 at Hull. Two weeks ago they were beaten for the first time, going down 2-1 at home against Birmingham, and like us they were without a game last week.
Unfortunately, as previously reported, this is yet another game where spectators will not be permitted to attend. It kicks off at University College London Sports Ground, their training ground, this afternoon at 2 p.m.
A reminder that our next home game will be played next Monday against Cardiff. Although this was originally scheduled for Turf Moor, the venue will be changed due to the League Cup tie on the following night against Leeds.
A new venue is still to be confirmed but, if at Gawthorpe, is expected to again be behind closed doors.
The player pictured is Nashé Chakwana.Share this page :