Under-18s Face Reds

Friday 28 September 2012 13:46

Steve Wigley’s side host Liverpool on Saturday with our in-form Under-18s looking to maintain top spot in Barclays Under-18 Premier League Group Three.

Defeat of Manchester City last weekend made it four wins from four and 19 goals in the process, as the Under-18s continued their impressive start to the 2012/13 season.

Cauley Woodrow was on target once more, and enters this weekend’s action with seven goals to his name. At the other end, Stephen Arthurworrey – who has made an impressive return from injury in recent weeks – could be up against Liverpool’s own fine striking prospect in the shape of Jerome Sinclair who made his senior debut in Liverpool’s 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat of West Bromwich Albion.

Steve Cooper’s Liverpool come to Motspur Park searching for their first win of the season, having drawn their matches against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace and lost their previous two encounters against Manchester City and second-placed Chelsea.

“Like Manchester City last weekend, we’re going up against another of the best academies in Liverpool,” said Wigley to fulhamfc.com. “They have a good reputation at this level and in recent weeks we have seen quite a few of their young players step up and play for the first team.

“We know it will be a tough test, but we’ve started the season well and have been doing a lot of things right. If we can continue to do that, then we know what we can do. I don’t think too much about winning four from four, but of course, in football momentum is important.”