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Burnley’s Professional Development League game against Birmingham was called off yesterday and that gave Leeds the opportunity to move above us on goal difference should they beat bottom team Bolton; they did just that and now sit second, three points behind leaders Nottingham Forest.

Leeds have a goal difference that is five better than ours and, like leaders Nottingham Forest who are three points clear, also have a game in hand.

There has been little change in the north group table other than that. Other than yesterday’s game at Leeds, only one other game was played in the last week which resulted in a 3-0 win for Hull at Barnsley last Friday, a result that saw the two swap places in the table.

Similarly, there were only two games played in the south group but they did involved two of the top four with neither of them able to get a win. Watford stretched their lead at the top to four points having been held by Ipswich while Coventry were able to move ahead of Charlton into third place with a draw at Crystal Palace who remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

Although our league game was postponed, we did play in the Premier League Cup last week at Crystal Palace and, despite having what must have been our youngest team ever at this level, came home with a 1-0 win although Middlesbrough’s victory over Blackburn on the following day put paid to our hopes of qualifying for the knock out stage of the competition.

Those results have ensured Middlesbrough’s place alongside Blackburn and no matter what the result of our remaining game, we will finish third with Crystal Palace now four points behind us with one game to play.

We will hopefully be back in action next Monday and it couldn’t be a tougher game for us. Once again it will be a very young Burnley side who take on Leeds at Curzon Ashton and Leeds do often field a couple of first team players; Liam Cooper played in the game against them at Elland Road.

The player featured this week is Joel Senior who signed from Curzon Ashton in the summer. He’s had a difficult time with injuries but has been involved with the squad in recent games.

The League Tables and the Premier League Group 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, the leading scorers, our scorers and the current tables are all below.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

Friday 7th February
Barnsley 0 Hull 3

Monday 10th February
Burnley v Birmingham – match postponed
Leeds 4 Bolton 1
Cardiff v Bristol City – match postponed
Crystal Palace 0 Coventry 0
Ipswich 2 Watford 2

PREMIER LEAGUE CUP

Thursday 6th February
Birmingham 2 Wolves 2
Crystal Palace 0 Burnley 1

Friday 7th February
Leeds 1 Derby 2
Middlesbrough 4 Blackburn 1
Nottingham Forest 2 Southampton 1
Watford 1 Fulham 0

Saturday 8th February
Swansea 1 Reading 1

Sunday 9th February
Liverpool v Sunderland – match postponed

Monday 10th February
Charlton 4 Colchester 1
Huddersfield v Wigan – match postponed
Hull v Scunthorpe – match postponed
Plymouth 0 Everton 4
Stoke v Bournemouth – match postponed
West Brom 0 Newcastle 1

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

Thursday 13th February
Wigan v Sheffield United

Friday 14th February
Nottingham Forest v Crewe

Monday 17th February
Burnley v Leeds
Sheffield United v Hull
Wigan v Bolton
Charlton v Cardiff
Colchester v Coventry
Watford v QPR

Tuesday 18th February
Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday
Millwall v Crystal Palace

PREMIER LEAGUE CUP

Thursday 13th February
West Brom v Scunthorpe

Tuesday 18th February
Portsmouth v Aston Villa

LEADING GOALSCORERS (League)

14: George Alexander (Millwall)
13: Sam Dalby (Watford)
11: Joseph Hungbo (Watford)
9: Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest)
8: Max Biamou (Coventry), Ryan Edmondson (Leeds), Ali Koiki (Burnley), Elliot Simoes (Barnsley), Reece York (Sheffield United)

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cups)

10: Ali Koiki
6: Rob Harker
5: Lewis Richardson
3: Josh Benson, Joe McGlynn, Joel Mumbongo
2: Tunde Bayode, Mitch George, Bobby Thomas, Oliver Younger
1: Cricky Conn-Clarke, Anthony Glennon, Mace Goodridge, Adam Legzdins, Christian N’Guessan, Adam Phillips, Max Thompson, Ne-Jai Tucker, Scott Wilson

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES

Team pld w d l f a pts
Nottingham Forest 19 12 5 2 45 20 41
Leeds 19 11 5 3 39 17 38
Burnley 20 10 8 2 38 21 38
Birmingham City 20 10 3 7 36 25 33
Wigan 18 9 3 6 32 27 30
Crewe Alexandra 20 9 2 9 34 32 29
Hull City 18 9 2 7 30 33 29
Barnsley 21 8 2 11 36 41 26
Sheffield Wednesday 19 4 6 9 31 37 18
Sheffield United 21 4 5 12 29 41 17
Bolton Wanderers 19 1 1 17 15 64 4
Team pld w d l f a pts
Watford 20 11 5 4 46 31 38
Millwall 19 10 4 5 34 22 34
Coventry City 18 9 4 5 25 23 31
Charlton Athletic 19 8 6 5 39 30 30
Queens Park Rangers 19 6 7 6 35 31 25
Cardiff City 19 7 4 8 25 32 25
Ipswich Town 19 6 4 9 30 35 22
Bristol City 17 6 3 8 22 32 21
Colchester United 18 4 3 11 24 40 15
Crystal Palace 18 3 4 11 22 33 13
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