Sam Hughes had the last laugh as Burton Albion came out 4-2 winners vs. Leicester U.21 in EFL Trophy match

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Former fox Sam Hughes was captain of Burton as they faced Leicester U.21 in the EFL Trophy game tonight. A thundering start from Burton did see them 4-0 up after only 12 minutes.

Everything happened in this strange and special first half as Leicester hit to back with goals from Tawanda Maswanhise and Ethan Fitzhugh.

Leicester did play their usual set up under Ben Petty but he to change the formation to a 3-5-2 early on to try to bring some balance into it and it worked well, but in the end Burton managed to see it out.

This is of course great tests for the youngsters at Leicester and as we all know the team is a very young outfit and hopefully will get another year to adjust their level.

This was a good Leicester line-up but without players such as George Hirst and Callum Wright and strangely players without any real first team duty this week were all absent.

But in all it looks sensible to give this unit of players a test and as we could see PL2 teams can compete with League One and League Two first teams. Burton made the most out of their day as their start to the season has been difficult copying Leicester as the bottom side of their division.

The next game in EFL Trophy is away to Bradford on the 4th of October and the final fixture of the group stages will be played at Hillsborough vs. Sheffield W on the 18th of October.

Team vs. Burton; Odunze, Wormleighton, Appiah, Brunt, McAteer, Braybrooke, Flynn, Wanya-Marcal, Maswanhise, Alves, Fitzhugh, Subs; Hughes, Popov, T. Pennant, K. Pennant


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