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    Premier League Cup 2018/19

    We've entered again. A chance for our under 23s to shine like last season. But first of all we have to overcome Bristol Rovers away on Thursday 30th August (KO 7pm).

    https://www.exetercityfc.co.uk/news/...ague-cup-draw/

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    Re: Premier League Cup 2018/19

    Really important fixture. We can’t take victory for granted. We need to win it to get to the group stage.

    This time last year we had to come from behind to defeat Dagenham; and that was with Stockley Boateng etc in the U23 line up! But this time we will be playing Fulham two days before, and Mk dons the Saturday before and Lincoln the Saturday after. With 9 first team games in 28 days.

    I’d like to think we could play

    Hamon
    Oates O’Shea Croll Hartridge
    Key/Randall Collins Smallcombe Sparkes
    Jay Abrahams

    which contains only one over age player. But possibly some of those forwards will be needed for first team minutes...

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    Re: Premier League Cup 2018/19

    If we beat Rovers then we have been drawn in a group with Norwich, Forest and Leicester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew p long View Post
    Really important fixture. We can’t take victory for granted. We need to win it to get to the group stage.

    This time last year we had to come from behind to defeat Dagenham; and that was with Stockley Boateng etc in the U23 line up! But this time we will be playing Fulham two days before, and Mk dons the Saturday before and Lincoln the Saturday after. With 9 first team games in 28 days.

    I’d like to think we could play

    Hamon
    Oates O’Shea Croll Hartridge
    Key/Randall Collins Smallcombe Sparkes
    Jay Abrahams

    which contains only one over age player. But possibly some of those forwards will be needed for first team minutes...
    I would guess Ben Seymour may feature up front, possibly in place of Abrahams, who, as you suggest, could be required for first team duty. Harry Kite could also make the side if Sparkes or Collins are in the 1st team reckoning, but ultimately I think you're not far out with your starting 11, which is a side very much within the spirit of the U23 competiotion.

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    Re: Premier League Cup 2018/19

    Quote Originally Posted by Hants_red View Post
    If we beat Rovers then we have been drawn in a group with Norwich, Forest and Leicester.
    Hope we get through then - I’ll go along to the forest and Leicester games.

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    Re: Premier League Cup 2018/19

    With the problems re Brown Forte and Moxey, plus three big first team games this week, looks like we ‘re going to have to dig deep into the squad on Thursday

    With Croll starting tonight, that means either bringing in Dean- or switching Hartridge to centre back and finding a left back from somewhere ( is it Key and Randall who have been playing at wing back out on loan?).

    Up front, as budegrecian pointed out, it was already optimistic to expect Abrahams to start, in view of his extensive first team involvement,though he didn’t play on Saturday. It might be the same with Jay. So yes Seymour instead.

    Devon Live is hinting that Collins and Sparkes could play tonight, which might really deplete Thursday’s team.

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    Re: Premier League Cup 2018/19

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew p long View Post
    With the problems re Brown Forte and Moxey, plus three big first team games this week, looks like we ‘re going to have to dig deep into the squad on Thursday

    With Croll starting tonight, that means either bringing in Dean- or switching Hartridge to centre back and finding a left back from somewhere ( is it Key and Randall who have been playing at wing back out on loan?).

    Up front, as budegrecian pointed out, it was already optimistic to expect Abrahams to start, in view of his extensive first team involvement,though he didn’t play on Saturday. It might be the same with Jay. So yes Seymour instead.

    Devon Live is hinting that Collins and Sparkes could play tonight, which might really deplete Thursday’s team.
    We've got the Checkatrade game against Yeovil next week as well. So hopefully injuries and suspensions are at a minimum. I believe we can use the players we've sent out on loan in these Trophy matches

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    Re: Premier League Cup 2018/19

    Crikey. Dan Green has a problem now with six of my team suggested above having started last night...

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    Re: Premier League Cup 2018/19

    Quote Originally Posted by Hants_red View Post
    We've got the Checkatrade game against Yeovil next week as well. So hopefully injuries and suspensions are at a minimum. I believe we can use the players we've sent out on loan in these Trophy matches
    Yes we can Matty T said as much when talking about Hartridge going back to Truro on saturday to continue his development

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    Re: Premier League Cup 2018/19

    Quote Originally Posted by grecian-near-hell View Post
    Yes we can Matty T said as much when talking about Hartridge going back to Truro on saturday to continue his development
    The flip side may be that O'Shea and Abrahams will return to their clubs for their U23 games.

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