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Having enjoyed a run of seven consecutive games without defeat, the youth team have had a more difficult time in the last couple of weeks with defeats at the hands of Bolton and Birmingham, results that have seen us drop down to second in the league.

1718 burnley will harris 00 500x500Tomorrow we face a Huddersfield Town side who, having won at Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday, are now level on points with us and Nottingham Forest and behind us only on goal difference.

This is a youth league fixture, like all the others this season, that hasn’t previously been played prior to us moving up to EPPP Cat 2, but it is likely to be a one off with Huddersfield having made the decision to move from Cat 2 to Cat 4 from next season. That means basically scrapping youth development with no players involved until the age of 16, and it is likely they’re only retaining Cat 4 status because it is a requirement should their first team qualify for a European competition.

Our coach Danny Cadamarteri was virtually Huddersfield bound before the season started, but opted for a move to Burnley once deciding to leave Sheffield Wednesday, a positive decision given the situation now with Huddersfield.

Tomorrow he’ll again be without Oliver Younger and Dwight McNeil, both of whom are expected to feature for the under-23s at Crewe on Monday, and Leighton Egan is now also involved with Michael Duff’s squad. Scott Wilson remains out through injury.

The player shown is Will Harris who is in the team that will kick off tomorrow at Gawthorpe at 11 a.m.

The Burnley team tomorrow is: Adam Bruce, Dan Moss, Bobby Thomas, James Clarke, Kwasinkosi Mpofu, Terry Mupariwa, Ethan Kershaw, Kian Yari, Will Harris, Jordan Cropper, Michael Fowler. Subs: Kai Calderbank-Park, Akim Samms, Tristan Jumeau, Major, Richard Taylor.

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