(14th January, kick-off 7.00pm). visit Cardiff City Stadium this Monday evening Barnet’s young stars as Cardiff CityFollowing the Christmas break, the Professional Development League re-starts for
Expect to see a number of Malky Mackay's first-team squad involved as has been the case throughout the season so far. A free match-day hand-out will also be available.
Supporters are encouraged to attend this week's fixture as a way of enjoying some bonus City action ahead of our next home first-team fixture on February 12th. Pricing for the game is as follows:
- Stadium Card Holders/Others @ £5.00
- Season Ticket Holders @ £3.00
- Under 16s/Over 60s @ Free of Charge
Entrance for Development Squad games is via gate 2, next to the ticket office. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information.
A full match preview from Academy ReporterSam Robertsfollows. And remember, if you can't make the fixture, live commentary will be available onCardiff City Playerfrom 6.55pm withRichard ShepherdandCharlie Brown.
CARDIFF CITY DVP v BARNET DVP – A PREVIEW
The Bees’ season so far:Barnet’s development side are lead by former professionals Kenny Brown and Andy McMillan.
Playing against some established Academies this season, the Bees have found life tough in their first season as a category 2 club; having won their opening fixture, they’ve been unable to find that second victory since.
They currently sit bottom of the Professional Development League Division Two South table with four points from eight games, though with twelve remaining fixtures, there’s plenty of time to turn things around.
Coops’ Cardiff:Managing City’s development side for their first season in the Professional Development League is former City midfielder Kevin Cooper. Coops’ team have had a varied record so far this season with a fantastic home record. Five wins from six games at Cardiff City Stadium has seen them to a strong position in the middle of the table at this stage, but one thing the young City hopefuls will be looking for in the coming weeks is a first win away from home. City now have ten games remaining this season to try and push into the top two spots and the knockout stages.
Look out for:Edgar Davids. should also feature this evening having made a number of first-team appearances already this term under first-team coach, Elliott Johnson is another to look out for, the striker having recently been called up to Scotland’s u19 squad. Defender George Sykes who made his first-team debut in the F.A. Cup against Oxford earlier in the season. Second-year scholar –Ifeanyi AllenOne of the Bees’ most consistent players this season is
Etien Velikonja. and Joe Ralls, Kadeem Harris this evening, as well as the more established young talents of Deji Oshilaja and Ben Nugent, Declan JohnAs for Cardiff, they approach this fixture with confidence high after a number of DVP players featured in the good showing at Macclesfield earlier this month. Expect to see the likes of
Last Time Out: Barnet 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion(taken from the official Barnet FC website)
Brighton and Hove Albion were the latest team to visit The Hive in the U21 Development League 2 South competition. The game proved to be an entertaining one with both teams trying to play football on the floor. The visitors started the game very well, moving the ball nicely and the rotation of the players was excellent throughout. Barnet had a very good shape and didn't allow the visitors to break them down, forcing their approach sideways and backwards. The teams went in level at the half with the score 0-0.
getting on the end for what was his first goal for the club. However, six minutes later the visitors were level when a shot from outside the box from around 20 yards beat Dillon inside his left hand post. To be fair to the lads they responded very well and continued to press and try to score a winner.Jamal Hackett The second half started better with The Bees taking the lead on 51 minutes. A break down the left resulted in a cross and
Last Time Out: Queen’s Park Rangers 2-1 Cardiff City
Cardiff City’s development side fell to a 2-1 loss against Queens Park Rangers at Harlington training ground.
came closest for City in the first half when he struck a right footed drive from twenty yards that went just wide of Brian Murphy’s post.Filip Kiss performing heroics in the City goal to deny both players. Joe LewisThe hosts began the game stronger with Frankie Sutherland and Ali Faurlin both going close in the opening moments;
The first goal of the game went to the hosts after a penalty was given, Ali Faurlin going down under pressure in the box. Frankie Sutherland stepped up and although Lewis kept out his penalty he couldn’t stop Sutherland from slotting in the rebound.
finished off a quick break away with a clinical right footed finish.Luke CoulsonAfter the break the home side went two goals ahead through Tom Hitchcock, the forward heading home after a defensive mix up stopped the City back line from clearing the loose ball. Two goals down but the young City players didn’t stop fighting to get back into the game and reduced the deficit with seven minutes remaining when