U18s Preview: Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers

U18s Preview: Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers

Young Whites host league leaders.

Scott Gardner’s Under 18s side will take on table toppers Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League North this weekend, as they host Rovers in a lunchtime kick-off (12:00).

The Whites go into the game off the back an action packed 7-5 defeat away to Sunderland last time out at the Academy of Light. The previous fixture between these two sides came back in October, as Lui Bradbury rescued a late point for Gardner’s side in a 1-1 draw. 

Visitors Blackburn have had an excellent season so far and sit top of the league, eight points ahead of the Whites. Rovers have won seven out of their 10 matches in the league and have only conceded an impressive 11 goals.

Blackburn’s last match was at the start of December as they hammered Birmingham City 5-1 in the FA Youth Cup. Their last league fixture came all the way back in November, a 3-1 victory over Liverpool, which sent them top of the league.

The match gets underway at 12:00 at Thorp Arch and there will be a report and reaction to follow on leedsunited.com after the conclusion of the match.


Leeds: Scott Gardner

Blackburn: Ryan Kidd

League position: 

Leeds: 8th

Blackburn: 1st

Top scorer: 

Leeds: Ben Andreucci (5)

Blackburn: Harry Leonard (8)