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Learning curve

Alex Inglethorpe feels our Under-18s will learn lessons from their 4-2 defeat at all-conquering Leicester City on Saturday.

Alex Inglethorpe feels our Under-18s will learn lessons from their 4-2 defeat at all-conquering Leicester City on Saturday.

Our young side - including six First Years in the starting XI - were 2-0 up at half-time against a physically strong, tall and powerful Foxes side thanks to headers from Kudus Oyenuga and Paul Jose Mpoku.

However, the home side hit back in style with four unanswered goals in the second half of the Premier Academy League encounter.

That made it eight wins out of eight in the PAL for a Foxes team that has already accounted for Liverpool and Arsenal this term.

"We came here three years ago and lost 3-2 having led 2-0 at half-time," said coach Alex. "The players in that group learned from that experience and many of those players are now doing well out on loan.

"The experience of coming up against that sort of team will be invaluable to these younger players because that's what they will face in the future.

"There were a lot of things to be complimentary about but a lot of things to work on as well.

"I was happy with our intention to play in the first half, we applied ourselves well and coped with what they had to throw at us.

"The facts are though that Leicester's front two are very, very strong and we just ran out of steam on the day. That was nothing to do with training or physical fitness, they were simply too much for us to cope with."

The lads take on Birmingham City at home in the PAL on Saturday.

Jesse Waller-Lassen v Leicester

Olumide Durojaiye v Leicester