Leeds United are set to compete in The EFL Trophy for the first time in over a decade, but this time it’s the under-21 team that will get great experience in men’s football this season.
The Whites’ academy was promoted to category one status, placing them in The Premier League 2 and giving them the opportunity to play in the upcoming EFL Trophy against League One and Two senior sides.
The draw has been made and Leeds will face-off against Accrington; Barrow; and Blackpool, with the first match day arriving on the weekend of 8th/9th September.
#LUFC U21s to face Accrington Stanley, Barrow and Blackpool in the EFL Trophy, with matches due to start on the 8th September pic.twitter.com/gI4zN2O3Mu— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 18, 2020
This is bigger than many realise, as the Leeds youngsters will get the chance to play against senior teams and prove themselves capable in men’s football.
How far do you think the Leeds under-21s could go in the competition? Let us know on @ThruItAllLUFC on Twitter.