The refs are normally better at that level but this one was terrible. We seem to be really short of numbers at u21 level. We have quite a few on loan with a good possibility of more going out. One or two from the academy might have played but for the game on Tuesday
There's a month between games at times during a season, while there are games played in the same week as League/FA Cup ties at senior level which is affecting the chances of these U21s getting first team opportunities, not just with us but at every club, I noticed City and Chelsea's U21s game advertised during our FA Cup game last weekend, City and Chelsea don't use young players very often but maybe there would be more of a chance if that U21 game wasn't being played in the same week.