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FA Youth Cup preview: Sheffield United

9 November 2014

All the key information for Tuesday's game at Highbury Stadium

Fleetwood Town's youth side host Sheffield United in the second round of FA Youth Cup tie at Highbury on Tuesday night, 7.30pm kick-off.

The young Cod Army will be looking to get back to winning ways following a defeat to Wigan on Saturday morning, after the Fylde Coast side had previously won their last four games on the spin.

Town reached this stage following a 1-0 home win over Accrington Stanley last month, courtesy of a wonder goal from midfielder Liam Wood midway through the second half.

And following defeat against the Latics, manager Craig Madden may go with the same squad for the tie against the Blades, meaning that Louis Myers could partner Jonny Conway up-front.


Come and cheer Fleetwood Town U18s on to a third round trip to Premier League side Sunderland. Fans are welcome to come down to Highbury with fans able to watch the game from the Parkside Stand.

Entry for the tie will be £3 for adults, and £1 for concessions, with doors opening at 6pm. Drinks and snacks will be available to purchase



The Steel City outfit will be hoping to build upon their first round win over Hartlepool United at Bramall Lane last month.

Goals from Jake Wright, Danny Ramsey and Jamie Hinchcliffe wrapped up a 3-1 win to set up a date with the Cod Army.

Managed by Nick Cox, United will be looking to build upon last seasons' youth cup exploits, with the Blades' impressing during the competition and reaching the fifth round proper.

The League One club were victorious against the likes of Oldham Athletic, Worcester City, Bolton Wanderers and Millwall, before bowing out to Premier League side Everton.



If they are to progress to the next round, United will look to Jake Wright for a potential way past the Cod Army on Tuesday evening.

The youngster has recently been tipped to make a jump up into Nigel Clough's first-team set up.



Officiating the tie will be Thomas Kirk, and he will be assisted by Daniel Lowe and John Evans.


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