Papa Johns Trophy is a breath of fresh air for the development squad as they have experienced a bit of dip in form lately in PL2 action.
The result vs. Fulham was a disaster ending the terrible scenario in a 7-0 defeat. To se this happen in a home game is just terrible. To a first teamer like Jannik Vestergaard being in the middle of it all makes it even more fatal.
The current group of players at Leicester are a young group, but to see this fall against Fulham was not what you would have expected after a reasonable season so far. The are 11th in the PL2 and in good distance to work their way up the table.
Sammy Braybrooke, Ethan Fitzhugh and Lewis Brunt were absent, Shane Flynn and Harvey Godsmark-Ford also missing. So not the strongest team, though Jannik Vestergaard made his presence, being involved in the nightmare, opening the goalscoring for Fulham with an own goal in the 18th minute.
We do believe that with the current situation at Leicester having a bit of a struggle both at A and U.21 level you would probably believe some of the fringe men in the first team could have helped out, but rarely players get a look in.
Ayoze Perez, Marc Albrighton, Jannik Vestergaard and Luke Thomas, even Dennis Praet and Papy Mendy could have been used, not really been mutch involved in first team affairs at all. With as many as 5 outfield players and a goalkeeper to be used and being overaged you would surely have seen more players involved.
We will hopefully get some type of reaction tomorrow as recent results are far from satisfactory and hopefully a chance to see more first team players involved. But still without them it should be possible to compete much better than we have seen in recent games.
Sheffield Wednesday are 3rd in League One and the challenge will be massive. They have not impressed in this tournament and so far lost both their games to Burton and Bradford, and might be looking to play a team mix of younger players and fringe men of their first team as priority is set for their manager Darren Moore.
Moore knows the priorities for The Owls as they of course are desperate to get back up to play Championship football. Their next fixture in League One will be coming up on Saturday at home to Lincoln.
Leicester did well in their game vs. Bradford coming back after being 2-0 down, goals from Maswanhise and Alves settled the score. A win tomorrow would be fantastic, but might be too much to ask, anyway great practise for a group of young players.
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