Nottingham Forest U21 vs Leeds United U21 LIVE: Team news, goal and score updates at Meadow Lane

Leeds United’s Under-21 side are back in action this evening looking to continue their unbeaten league form after a two-month break
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The Whites’ Premier League 2 outing saw them defeat Newcastle United’s youngsters at Thorp Arch at the beginning of November. Michael Skubala’s side remain six points clear atop PL2 Division 2 but will need to retain top spot if they are to earn automatic promotion back to the top flight.

This evening’s opponents were beaten 5-1 at Thorp Arch back in the summer, but on home turf, a stone’s throw from the City Ground on the other side of the River Trent, Forest’s Under-21s may be an altogether different proposition.

Live match updates, team news, analysis, build-up and post-match reaction here throughout the evening. Kick-off at Meadow Lane is from 7pm.

Nottingham Forest U21 1-0 Leeds United U21 LIVE: Match updates from Meadow Lane

Forest U21s team news

XI: Shelvey, Abbott, Donnelly, Collins, McDonnell, Thompson, Perkins, McAdam, Gibson-Hammond, Gardner, Powell

Sub: Hammond, Johnson, Hanks, Nadin, Hemmings

Leeds U21s team news

XI: Van den Heuvel, Drameh, Mullen, Moore, Hjelde, Snowdon, Crew, Allen, Perkins, Joseph (c), McFadden

Subs: Christy, McGurk, Dean, Debayo, Spencer

We’ll be handed our teamsheets very shortly, hot off the press. Only 15 minutes to wait. Time for a Bovril.

Team buses pulling in shortly. Eyes peeled for any surprise faces or absentees ahead of the first-team’s trip to Cardiff this weekend.

Kick-off at 7pm this evening. Team news in an hour.

Jesse Marsch has revealed in this afternoon’s press conference that Alfie McCalmont and Cody Drameh will feature tonight. Archie Gray is absent with a fever as he continues his return from injury.

Premier League 2 Division 2 - 29th August 2022

Leeds United 5 (Allen 45’, Gyabi 51’, Perkins 68’, McCalmont 74’, Dean 90’)

Nottingham Forest 1 (Esapa Osong 11’)

Leeds: Christy (GK) (C), Sutcliffe, McCalmont, Mullen, Moore, Gyabi, Perkins (Spencer 83’), Gray, Joseph (Miller 88’), McGurk (Dean 78’), Allen. Subs not used: Brook (GK), Ferguson.

Forest: R. Hammond (GK), B. Hammond, Powell, J. Perkins, McAdam, Thompson, Gibson-Hammond (Gardner 74’), Collins, Esapa Osong (Nadin 65’), Larsson, Salmon (C) (Bailey 27’). Subs not used: Bott, Sinclair.

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Welcome to Meadow Lane

We’re across the River Trent from the City Ground this evening, on Notts County’s home turf Meadow Lane. Michael Skubala’s youngsters taking on Forest’s U21 side. Team news, build-up, analysis and minute-by-minute coverage here.

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