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PREVIEW: Under-21s take on Birmingham City tonight

City travel to St Andrew's in the PDL...

26 September 2022

Academy

PREVIEW: Under-21s take on Birmingham City tonight

City travel to St Andrew's in the PDL...

26 September 2022

The Sky Blues U21s travel to St Andrew’s to face Birmingham City tonight (7pm). Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the fixture...

Sky Blues U21s season so far:

The Sky Blues currently sit 3rd in the Northern Section of the Professional Development League heading into tonight’s clash with Birmingham City.

The 21s have had a mixed start to the season, winning two and losing three of their opening five fixtures.

Last time out, the Sky Blues suffered a 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at the Alan Higgs Centre, with Harrison Nee scoring for John Dempster’s side.

A win tonight for City could see them move above Burnley into second in the PDL, as they look to climb into the play-off places.

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Sky Blues U21s last five:

Sky Blues 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
Crewe Alexandra 0-2 Sky Blues
Sky Blues 2-3 Millwall
Charlton Athletic 2-1 Sky Blues
Sky Blues 3-0 Reading 

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Opposition season so far:

Birmingham have endured a difficult start to their PDL campaign this season, winning just one of their opening five fixtures.

Steve Spooner’s side come into the game off back-to-back defeats, conceding seven goals to Hull and Wigan.

City’s only victory of the season came in their last home fixture at St Andrew’s when they beat Colchester United 5-0 at the start of the month.

With four points to their name, Birmingham head into tonight’s clash 8th in the Professional Development League.

 

Birmingham City U21s last four:

Hull City 3-1 Birmingham City
Birmingham City 1-4 Wigan Athletic
Birmingham City 5-0 Colchester United
Bristol City 0-0 Birmingham City
Birmingham City 1-4 Millwall

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Sky Blues verdict:

Looking ahead to this tonight's fixture, Sky Blues U21s Head Coach John Dempster said: “It'll be a physical challenge because there'll be less time to rest and recover,” Dempster said.

“It'll hopefully be an enjoyable game. Birmingham away is our first one at the stadium; St Andrew’s, which some of the boys will be familiar with from our time that we spent there for a short period.

“Then we've got Barnsley away as well, so that's always a difficult physical challenge.

“It will certainly be interesting to see how the players deal with the two-game week and hopefully we can start both of those games better than we did against Sheffield Wednesday.”

Ticket Information:

Kick-off is scheduled for 7pm with admission £4 for Adults and £2 for concessions.

There will be live updates of the games, and post-match reaction, across all official club channels.


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