Home campaign ends at the Turf for the under-21s
The under-21s will play their final home game of the season today against Swansea City and the game will be played at Turf Moor, just the second game there this season having previously beaten Barnsley on the Turf back in November.
It’s a simple equation for the under-21s with two games remaining. To reach the end of season play-offs it would require us to win both of our final two games, with the last game at Watford, and then we would need to hope that both Hull and Wigan slip up.
We are currently on 35 points, four behind Wigan and Hull although we they both have just one game to play. A win and a draw from the last two games would draw us level but our goal difference of minus 11 is significantly worse than that of Wigan (plus 8) and Hull (plus 7). Both of those two play their final games a week tomorrow, the same day as we take on Watford.
Our opponents Swansea have an even more remote chance of making the top two in the south and therefore a play-off place. Millwall have virtually won the south league and Swansea would need to recover a seven point deficit on Bristol City to climb above them to go second with both having three games remaining, leaving Bristol City, as things stand, requiring just one win to join Millwall, Sheffield United and the second place team from the north in the play-offs.
Today will be the first time we’ve met Swansea in the Professional Development League but we’ve twice been drawn against them in recent seasons in the group stages of the Premier League Cup.
In the 2017/18 season we won the away game against them 2-0 with goals from Dwight McNeil and Ntumba Massanka before losing the home game 1-0. This season we incredibly fell to a 5-2 defeat at Swansea having led 2-0 at half time with two Michael Mellon goals. The home game ended 3-3 with Mellon scoring a hat trick with the Clarets again having led 2-0 but this time coming back from 3-2 down. It ended both clubs interests in the competition with Arsenal and Stoke the two teams to go through from our group.
Today’s game kicks off at 2 p.m. Admission is free for season ticket holders in the Bob Lord Stand. Non season ticket holders will need to purchase a ticket priced at £4.Follow UpTheClarets:
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