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1718 burnley michael fowler 00 500x500The youth team will be looking to play a league game for the first time in seven weeks when we travel the short distance to Bolton tomorrow to take on the league leaders.

Having lost our first ever game in the U18 Professional Development League game against Watford, we then went on a run of seven consecutive league games without defeat, a run that saw us go top of the league.

It was on 14th October that the run came to an end when Bolton beat us 1-0 at Gawthorpe. Despite the result, we remained top of the league but with just a one point lead over three other teams including Bolton.

That defeat started a difficult run for us. The next three games were all lost in which we conceded 12 goals. It saw us slide down the league but we’ve since followed it up with three wins although the season came to a grinding halt with three games all called off since the last game on 25th November against Leeds which we won 2-1.

Since, we’ve beaten Leeds again in the FA Youth Cup before going out in the next round against Plymouth, but now it is back to league action with us now looking to get one over the league leaders.

As we go into the game, Bolton lead the league with 27 points, ahead of Huddersfield on goal difference. Birmingham and Burnley then sit one point behind with us having a game in hand on the other three.

Kick off tomorrow is 11 a.m. at the Eddie Davies Academy.

The player featured is striker Michael Fowler. He’s been out injured for a while but returned for the FA Youth Cup tie against Plymouth.

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