Brentford B are back in action on Tuesday afternoon when they welcome Leicester City Under-23s to Jersey Road in a midday kick-off.
The young Bees recently beat Aldershot Town on Friday afternoon as they picked up a deserved 1-0 win following a battling performance with a solid defensive display against the National League outfit, and they’ll now come up against a different sort of opposition when The Foxes travel to West London.
Also known as Leicester’s Development Squad, the side got off to a good start in their 2020/21 campaign when they beat Hull City 2-1 away from home in the EFL Trophy back in early September. The following week then saw them get off to a great start in Premier League 2 when they beat Manchester United away from home with a 2-0 win- the goals coming from Ali Reghba and Mitchell Clark in the second half.
Following that positive start, the side would then taste defeat for the first time this season when they were beaten 3-0 at Everton before Blackburn Rovers ran out 4-0 winners over The Foxes one week later.
October would see the side take on Derby County where they would lose narrowly 2-1 before they returned to EFL Trophy action against Harrogate Town. The SkyBet League Two side would come out on top with a 3-1 win with goals from Jon Stead, Dan Jones and Brendan Kiernan doing the damage against City in Northern Group H.
Leicester’s last match saw them travel to a talented Manchester City youth side, and it was the home team who would take the win as they scored four without reply, leaving Leicester in ninth in Premier League 2.
Neil MacFarlane’s Brentford B have been in midst of some tough encounters against men’s sides in recent weeks. They’ve taken on National League side Aldershot Town twice, losing one and winning the other, whilst they’ve also come up against Hendon on a couple of occasions in the London Senior Cup with a fixture against Bromley featuring in between those matches.
Their most recent win over Aldershot on Friday afternoon will give the side confidence going into the match with Leicester, particularly following a strong defensive display as they kept a clean sheet.
Discussing the match with Leicester, the Brentford B Head Coach said: “We’ve got a run of really top games coming up, and against Leicester it will be a different test, but I think we are in a good place at the moment to kick on.”
There will not be a stream available for Tuesday afternoon’s fixture but there will be live match updates as well as a full report following full-time.