Powell and Lingard in squad. Defence and midfield looking a bit weak defensively without Thorpe, McNair, Blackett and Pearson not in squad. Time for new players to step up.
Team: Amos; Janko, Love, Vermijl, Grimshaw; Lingard, Weir, Harrop, Pereira; Powell, Keane.
Subs: O'Hara, Fletcher, C. Evans, Willock.

Norwich: Matthews; Hall-Johnson, McFadden, Gafaiti, Efete; McGrandles, Grant, McGeehan; Norman, Loza, Kelly.
Subs: Ramsey, Oxborough, Cantwell, Eaton-Collins, Byrne-Hewitt
Keane should have put that away.

These players just don't get enough games and games are too irregular.
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.

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