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Blackburn v City u18s: Match preview

Denzeil Bersant

Denzeil Bersant

City u18s travel to Blackburn on Saturday looking for their fifth consecutive victory.

Jason Wilcox’s men are unbeaten since 28 September, and have conceded just once in the last four league matches, while scoring 15.

Last time out, Denzeil Boadu and Bersant Celina emerged from the bench to fire the young Blues to a 4-1 victory over Bolton under grey skies at Platt Lane.

City now sit in third in the U18 Premier League North Division, while Blackburn’s 3-0 win away to Stoke last weekend saw them leapfrog Newcastle into 8th place.

The two sides met home and away last season and the spoils were shared, Joe Nuttall proving the hero at Platt Lane while City will be aiming to avenge the 2-0 defeat at Brockhall last April.

Recent sizzling performances have seen a number of the u18 squad rewarded with appearances in the EDS. Left back Angelino was on the scoresheet and Kean Bryan made his u21 competitive debut as Patrick Vieira’s men overcame Stoke after extra time in the Premier League Cup on Thursday.  

Billy O’Brien took his place on the EDS bench following his return to the club after helping Wales u19s qualify for the European Championships, but Jack Byrne remains sidelined with an injury.

Kick off is at 11am at Brockhall Village (BB6 8BA). We’ll bring you updates on twitter as well as a full match report on mcfc.co.uk. 

Match Report

City 4 Bolton 1

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It was a tale of two substitutions as City u18s extended their unbeaten run to five games.

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