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PREVIEW: Wigan Athletic U18s v Burnley U18s

Clarets travel to Wigan in U18 Professional Development League

20 September 2019

Tony Philliskirk believes his side are in for another tough test this weekend, against Wigan Athletic in the U18 Professional Development League at Christopher Park.

The Clarets fell to a 3-1 defeat last time out against Watford.

But despite the result, Philliskirk admitted he was happy with his side’s overall performance.

And as Burnley take on the Latics tomorrow, the youth team boss knows it will be another challenging morning against second placed Wigan.

Philliskirk said: “I am expecting another tough game this weekend. I think our league this year is very competitive and everyone is beating everybody.

“There doesn’t seem to be one dominant team inthe league. I know it is early days, but when was coach at Oldham and we used to play Wigan in our games programme, they were always very tough opposition.

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“Gregor Ricoh, the academy manager, has got them playing some good football, combined with real hard work and determination.

“They are very similar to what we are. I see two very suitably matched teams and it is going to be a tough afternoon for us.

“But we have to continue the way we have been playing. I know we lost to Watford last week, but we played some good football and we were pleased with our overall performance.

“Hopefully we can take what we have worked on this week into the game tomorrow (Saturday) and it should be a very good game.”

The match kicks off at 11am at Christopher Park (Wigan Athletic's training ground). Live updates will be available throughout the match on Twitter.


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