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Under-23s preview: Hull City (A)

25 February 2020

The Iron's Under-23s side return to action with their final Premier League Cup group stage match against Hull City on Tuesday evening (7pm kick-off).

The game will be played at The Roy West Center, East Riding County Football Association Ltd, HU6 7TS. We will also have live text coverage on our Twitter feed, which can be accessed by clicking here.

SCENE-SETTER

United will be looking to add to their solitary point in the competition this evening in the side's final involvement following the completion of the six group stage matches.

The side managed a 3-3 draw at home to their Newcastle United counterparts following a George Miller hat-trick. While that is the only point on the board, a number of the games have been positive performances, including the reverse fixture of this match.

Devarn Green scored his first goal in Iron colours on his first appearance for the club, while George Miller added his fourth goal in this season’s competition, but the side were twice pegged back before a late defeat against the Tigers back at the start of the month.

Yann Songo'o has been on the first team bench for the last couple of matches, without getting match minutes, so may be involved in the squad. Rory McArdle returned to the starting line-up of the first team in the 1-0 win against Forest Green Rovers so won't be considered.

Elsewhere the likes of Miller, Green and Alfie Beestin are all likely to be selected, with the Under-23s squad again likely to be supplemented by some Under-18s players, who come into the match following a 2-1 defeat against Bradford City on Saturday.

The Iron can only finish bottom of Group C, but the match represents a change to narrow the gap to Hull City to just three points with a win, with the Tigers also eliminated from the competition.

LAST LINE-UP (v Newcastle United U23s - 21.02.20)

IRON U23s: Collins, Baker, O’Malley, Shrimpton (Chadli, 87), Rowe (Barks, 45), Cummings, Pugh, Hornshaw (Silva, 85), Trialist, Ben El-Mhanni, Jessop.

IRON U23s SUBS NOT USED: Balme, Wilson.


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