On Tuesday night (October 31, 7pm), Darren Ferguson anticipates a challenging matchup against a “technically excellent” Tottenham Hotspur Under 21 team.
With a win on Tuesday night, both teams—who had won their first games—would almost certainly go to the EFL Trophy knockout stages.
Tottenham opened the season with a commanding 5-0 victory over Colchester, while Posh defeated Cambridge, a nearby rival, 2-0.
The team that defeated Blackpool 4-2 on Saturday will “completely change,” according to Darren Ferguson, who has already made that announcement. Malik Mothersille is also anticipated to make his first appearance for the team since signing in the summer.
Following seven victories from their first seven Premier League 2 games, Spurs, like their first squad, are atop the Premier League standings. In the process, they have also scored 25 goals.
“They are everything you would expect from a Premier League Under 21 side,” stated Posh manager Darren Ferguson.
They have excellent quality at the top of the pitch, play through the thirds, and are athletic.
“They are very proficient technically, and they dominated Colchester in their opening match of the competition.”
“There won’t be much of a difference in age between the two teams, but we want to win this game so we won’t have to worry about the previous game at Colchester.”
“I hope to have the ability to portray a younger character then.”
THE MEN IN DANGER
In the first seven league games of the season, Jamie Donley, an 18-year-old offensive midfielder, has assisted on seven goals and scored four goals. Additionally, he scored twice in his team’s opening game against Colchester earlier this month. He regularly plays for the England Under-19 team as they aim to qualify for the European Championships.
BELL, JUDE SOONSUP
Another player at the peak of his form, he has scored two more goals in the games against Colchester to go with his five league goals in seven games. The 19-year-old striker is playing at his best right now, having scored seven goals in his last eight outings.
He became the first Chelsea player to score four goals in an FA Youth Cup match in 59 years in November 2020. Later, he relocated to London, where he has played for England’s Young Lions in the Under-15, Under-16, Under-18, and Under-19 age groups.
a highly regarded center back who debuted for Blackburn in the Championship at the age of 17 the previous season. At the age of 16, he was benched for an FA Cup match after making his debut for the club’s under-23 squad at the age of 15.
He made 14 appearances for Rovers in the previous season, when he was awarded Championship Apprentice of the Season. He played for England at the Under 17 and Under 19 levels.
The last group match for Posh is away against Colchester.