Preview: U23s v Leeds United (h)
All you need to know ahead of Saturday's early evening Professional Development League clash with the Whites...
Fixture: Hull City U23s vs Leeds United U23s
Where: KCOM Stadium
When: Saturday 10th March 2018
The Under-23s are back in Professional Development League action on Saturday when they hist Leeds United at the KCOM Stadium immediately after the first team's Sky Bet Championship home game against Norwich City.
Jon Beale's head into the match looking to bounce back from Monday night's 3-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest, whilst Leeds will be aiming to extend a four-game unbeaten run which includes a 3-2 home win over Sheffield Wednesday in the previous outing last week.
The Under-23 fixture is scheduled to kick-off at 5.15pm - around 15-20 minutes after the completion of the first-team’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Norwich City - with admission to the KCOM for the Professional Development League match free of charge for all fans.
Fans wishing to stay behind to support Beale’s youngsters having already attended the first-team fixture simply have to stay in their seats after the full-time whistle. Any supporters who are not attending the Norwich game but wish to watch the Development Squad match will be able to enter the Stadium via Gates 12-16 in the South West corner, which will open around 5pm.
How They Fare: Leeds United U23s
League Position: 7th (Professional Development League North)
League Wins: 8
League Draws: 5
League Defeats: 11
League Goals Scored: 36
League Goals Conceded: 41
Form: L D W D W
Last Time Out: Leeds United 3 Sheffield Wednesday 2
Leeds United’s Under-23s recorded a sixth home victory out of seven, with a 3-2 victory over Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
The match started with a bang, as Cibicki eager to impress, made his mark straight away, finding the top corner with a fine strike from the edge of the box inside the first minute, to give Leeds the advantage.
United’s lead was doubled less than a minute later, when Jay-Roy Grot found Cibicki in the box and he slotted home his second goal of the match past Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Dan Wallis.
In the fifth minute, the visitors found a way back into the game, when George Hirst went through before being felled resulting in a penalty. Almon Abdi converted from 12 yards, with three goals scored in the first six minutes.
Wednesday did level through Hirst in the 76th minute, he was played through on goal and he made no mistake, firing home.
However, the Whites were not to be denied the win, when striker Adrian Balboa raced through from the halfway line and rounded Wallis, before slotting home, to secure United all three points, with three minutes of regular time remaining.
Leeds Utd: Peacock-Farrell, Diaz, Pearce, Struijk, O’Connor, Bouy (Dalby 78), Nicell, Rey, Balboa, Cibicki (Vieira 70), Grot (Machuca 62).
Subs Not Used: Miazek, Stevens.