Preview: U23s vs Burnley (H)
All you need to know ahead of this evening’s Professional Development League clash against the Clarets.
Fixture: Hull City U23s vs Burnley U23s
Where: Eon Visual Media Stadium
When: Monday 25th September 2017
Jon Beale’s side goes in search of a third successive Professional Development League win when they host Burnley at the Eon Visual Media Stadium.
After three defeats and a draw in their opening four games of the campaign, the Tigers claimed a first win away at Cardiff with 2-1 victory over the Bluebirds, which was followed up by another 2-1 win against Coventry City last week with Greg Olley and Greg Luer on the scoresheet at the KCOM Stadium.
The Clarets are competing in the Professional Development League for the first season after gaining Category Two Academy status in the summer. Managed by ex-player Michael Duff, Burley have won one and lost for of their opening five games and head to East Yorkshire looking to bounce back from a 4-0 home loss to Cardiff City last time out.
Ticket Details: Admission to tonight's game is free for Members, with a charge of £4 adults and £2 concessions at the turnstiles for non-Members.
How They Fare: Burnley U23s League Position: 9th (North)
League Wins: 1
League Draws: 0
League Defeats: 4
League Goals Scored: 5
League Goals Conceded: 13
League Form: L W L L L
Last Time Out: Burnley U23s 0 Cardiff City U23s 4
The Clarets’ Development Squad conceded three late goals to suffer a third successive defeat in the Professional Development League
Michael Duff’s side trailed 1-0 at the break - Oliver Younger with an own goal - before going on to take control for a spell after half-time.
But they could not force an equaliser and were over-run late on as a strong Cardiff side netted three times in the closing 12 minutes to deliver a harsh lesson.
Omar Bogle headed in a cross from Cameron Coxe before the winger also supplied the chance for Anthony Pilkington to fire home the third.
And then with virtually the last kick of the game, Pilkington fed Mark Harris to slot home and give the visitors a somewhat flattering 4-0 win.
Burnley: Stone, Birch (Clarke 33), Koiki, Nabi, Flowers, Younger, Bayode (McNeil 46), N'Guessan, Limb (Metz 46), Thomas, Chakwana.
Subs Not Used: Bruce, Howarth.
One To Watch: Jamie Thomas
Thomas joined the Clarets’ Development Squad on a free transfer in June 2016 after leaving Bolton Wanderers.
The versatile forward or attacking midfielder signed a two-year deal with a further year’s option in the club’s favour. After joining Burnley, he signed on loan for Scottish side Ayr United in July 2016, making seven first-team appearances.
Thomas has started the season in decent form with two goals in five games.