Match Preview | Wanderers v Manchester United U21s


Wanderers turn their attention back to the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night as Manchester United U21s are in town.

And after a solid start in the opening game of this competition, Ian Evatt’s men will be looking to cement their place at the top of Group E.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt:

“It will be a challenge. They will be technical, energetic and will relish coming here.

They have got a lot of talent and you have to have the right energy and attitude to match that.

“We want to try and defend this trophy so we will be going all out to try and win. It’s an opportunity for us to progress. I believe if we win it does more or less seal our place in the next round, so that’s our aim and focus.

“There will be some chances to get game time for a few players. We’ve got players that have been playing with injuries, so we need to try and get them rehabilitated for Saturday to get them through that game.

“There will be opportunities and as I’ve said all along, football is about opportunities and you have to be ready to take them.”

Ian Evatt

Team News

Eoin Toal is available for selection again after he missed Saturday’s game through suspension.

Dion Charles passed a late fitness test to take part in Saturday and seems to have come through unscathed but may be rested for this one.

Ricardo Almeida Santos, Carlos Mendes Gomes, Paris Maghoma, Joel Coleman and Zac Ashworth all missed out on Saturday and it is unlikely that any will return for this fixture.

Gethin Jones will be available despite his dismissal on Saturday and the same goes for George Thomason who picked up his fifth yellow card in the league.

Form guide

Manchester United U21s will have taken plenty of confidence from overcoming Stockport County in the first group stage game in the EFL Trophy.

The young Red Devils were unfortunate not to win in normal time after Joe Hugill struck them in front just past the hour mark before a last gasp penalty from Isaac Olaofe in the thirteenth minute of added time to take the fixture to penalties.

Travis Binnion’s side displayed composure beyond their years and dispatched all five penalties to win the shoot-out and bank the extra point in the group.

Wanderers continued their EFL form from last season and dispatched of Salford City on home soil in the first group stage game of the competition. Goals from Carlos Mendes Gomes, Ricardo Almeida Santos and Aaron Morley was enough to earn victory.

v Salford


Referee: Scott Jackson

Assistant Referees: Paul Stonier and Danny Jarvis

Fourth Official: Elliot Bell


Tuesday, 7:45pm.


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