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Our under-18s are back in league action for the first time in three weeks tomorrow with a trip to take on a much improved Bolton team who have climbed off the bottom of the league with two recent wins in their last three games.

Although we’ve had success with a win in the FA Youth Cup at Mansfield, the only league game we’ve played in 2020 ended in a 3-2 win at Barnsley on 4th January. That win took us up to third in the table and, despite not having played, that’s where we remain although we are now a long, long way from the top two.

We are sat on 26 points but that is a massive ten points behind Sheffield United in third place; they won twice last week against Leeds, who are now at the bottom, and then a big 4-0 victory in the derby against Sheffield Wednesday. Wigan are even further away, a lead of five points on the Blades. Both of those teams above us have played just one game more.

Bolton away is a fixture in which we’ve had no problems in scoring goals. Two seasons ago we won the game 4-1. Dan Moss, who has just signed an extended deal with Millwall, scored the first with Craig Ellison getting the second followed by two for Marley Blair.

Last season it was 4-3. Dylon Meredith opened the scoring and this time there was a brace for Michael Fowler with Mitch George (pictured) also on the scoresheet.

We kick off tomorrow at the Eddie Davies Academy at 11 a.m.

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, our goal scorers and the current tables are all below.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Saturday 18th January
Bolton 0 Barnsley 2
Sheffield United 4 Leeds 3
Sheffield Wednesday 1 Hull 1
Bristol City 0 Barnsley 2

Tuesday 21st January
Sheffield United 4 Sheffield Wednesday 0

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

Saturday 25th January
Barnsley v Hull
Bolton v Burnley
Crewe v Birmingham
Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest
Wigan v Leeds
Cardiff v Colchester
Ipswich v Watford
Millwall v Bristol City
QPR v Coventry

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cups)

13: Cricky Conn-Clarke
9: Mitch George
3: Rhys Fenlon, Dylan Moonan, Max Thompson, Max Woods
1: Jayden Major, Joe McGlynn, Michael Mellon, Lewis Richardson

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES

Team pld w d l f a pts
Wigan 17 13 2 2 52 23 41
Sheffield United 17 11 3 3 42 24 36
Burnley 16 8 2 6 26 26 26
Nottingham Forest 17 7 3 7 24 24 24
Barnsley 15 7 2 6 24 22 23
Crewe Alexandra 18 5 6 7 31 33 21
Hull City 19 5 4 10 28 39 19
Sheffield Wednesday 16 4 4 8 17 24 16
Bolton Wanderers 16 4 4 8 30 47 16
Birmingham City 15 4 2 9 22 38 14
Leeds 17 2 5 10 24 36 11
Team pld w d l f a pts
Millwall 16 12 1 3 52 19 37
Charlton Athletic 16 9 5 2 35 17 32
Watford 15 10 2 3 39 26 32
Bristol City 17 9 4 4 43 28 31
Crystal Palace 16 7 4 5 38 22 25
Ipswich Town 15 7 4 4 30 25 25
Cardiff City 17 4 5 8 32 34 17
Coventry City 18 5 1 12 22 53 16
Colchester United 15 4 3 8 29 48 15
Queens Park Rangers 16 1 2 13 19 51 8
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