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Despite Tuesday’s big win against Hull City, our first season in the U18 Professional Development League won’t end with a top two position and a place in the end of season play-offs.

1718 burnley scott wilson 00 500x500Bolton are the first team to claim a place. Their win at Colchester, coupled with yesterday’s significant victory against Nottingham Forest, has assured them of a top two finish with only Leeds now able to finish above them.

Leeds themselves are now clear favourites for that second place. Forest’s defeat at Bolton has left them four points clear of the third place club and with a game in hand.

We have moved up to fourth, but with only one game remaining we are unlikely to move any higher in the table and it is possible we could drop down a couple of places with both Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham having games in hand.

With Bolton likely to claim top place in both the U23 and U18 leagues, the same is likely to be the case in the south. Crystal Palace have already made it in the U23 league and now need just one point from their remaining two games to be assured first place in this league with a battle between Charlton, Millwall and Watford for second place.

At the other end of the respective tables, Barnsley look likely to finish bottom in the north while Coventry are assured bottom place in the south. They’ve won only ten points all season and nine of those came in a run of three successive wins during November, this after they’d lost their first ten games. Since those three victories, they’ve collected just one more point from 14 games.

With just two weeks left in the league, we have only one game to play against Bristol City this Saturday at Gawthorpe when, hopefully, we’ll finish the season with a win.

The player featured today is Scott Wilson who has this week had his scholarship extended at Burnley by a further year.

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, Burnley’s goalscorers and the current league tables are below.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Tuesday 3rd April
Huddersfield v Sheffield Wednesday – postponed
Barnsley 1 Ipswich 0
Colchester 3 Bolton 6

Wednesday 4th April
Cardiff 4 Watford 1

Saturday 7th April
Bristol City 2 Crewe 2
Cardiff 5 Huddersfield 0
Charlton 2 Hull 1
Colchester 0 Leeds 3
Coventry 1 Nottingham Forest 5
Crystal Palace 2 Sheffield United 2
Ipswich 0 Sheffield Wednesday 1
Millwall 3 Barnsley 2
QPR 3 Birmingham 3
Watford 1 Bolton 2

Tuesday 10th April

Burnley 4 Hull 1
QPR v Cardiff – postponed

Wednesday 11th April
Bolton 2 Nottingham Forest 0
Crewe 1 Sheffield United 1
Leeds 2 Huddersfield 0

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

Saturday 14th April
Barnsley v QPR
Birmingham v Watford
Burnley v Bristol City
Crewe v Cardiff
Huddersfield v Charlton
Hull v Colchester
Leeds v Coventry
Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace
Sheffield United v Ipswich
Sheffield Wednesday v Millwall

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cups)

10: Tristan Jumeau
8: Jordan Cropper
6: Michael Fowler
4: Marley Blair, Craig Ellison
3: Jordan Barnett, James Clarke, Will Harris, Dwight McNeil, Kian Yari
2: Mitchell George, Sam Layton, Dylon Meredith, Dan Moss, Bobby Thomas
1: Leighton Egan, Lewis King, Terry Mupariwa, Ne Jai Tucker, Oliver Younger, own goals

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES

Team pld w d l f a pts
Bolton Wanderers 28 17 6 5 81 49 57
Leeds United 27 16 3 8 65 38 51
Nottingham Forest 28 14 5 9 70 51 47
Burnley 29 13 7 9 60 60 46
Sheffield Wednesday 27 13 6 8 63 39 45
Birmingham City 27 12 7 8 66 52 43
Crewe Alexandra 28 10 6 12 58 52 36
Sheffield United 28 10 4 14 39 60 34
Hull City 28 10 4 14 52 75 34
Huddersfield Town 28 9 6 13 46 69 33
Barnsley 27 8 4 15 43 58 28
Team pld w d l f a pts
Crystal Palace 27 16 7 4 60 27 55
Charlton Athletic 27 15 4 8 66 51 49
Millwall 26 14 4 8 63 51 46
Watford 26 14 2 10 56 42 44
Cardiff City 25 12 3 10 56 41 39
Queens Park Rangers 26 11 2 13 58 69 35
Bristol City 28 9 4 15 44 48 30
Ipswich Town 28 7 6 15 41 68 27
Colchester United 27 7 1 19 42 79 22
Coventry City 27 3 1 23 27 77 10
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