State of Play
The PL Cup is the third competition Leeds United’s U21/U23 side are taking part in this season.
Their exploits in the Papa John’s Trophy ended in elimination at the Group Stage earlier this month, but there is no shame in a bunch of teenagers going toe-to-toe with Football League sides, losing out to guile and experience.
Leeds U23s were narrowly defeated in PL2 (league competition) just over a week ago, going down 3-2 to Manchester United’s U23s.
Tonight, they are looking for a first win of the season in the PL Cup, a Group Stage and Knockout tournament similar to the Papa John’s, but comprised of U23 teams only.
Two matches and two defeats so far – this is matchday three and hopefully third time lucky.