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A big opportunity

18 November 2013

The Sheffield Wednesday Under-21s will be aiming to continue their progress in the Premier League Cup on Tuesday.

The young Owls face Leicester in the knockout cup competition at Loughborough University (7.00pm kick off).

Development Squad head coach Lee Bullen believes the tournament is a healthy alternative to the usual Professional Development League 2 games programme and is keen to see his side advance.

Bullen’s side have hit form of late with two wins and two draws from their last four fixtures – including the 2-1 win over Huddersfield which booked their place in round two of the cup against the Foxes.

“We’re really excited about this game,” Bullen said. “It was originally set to be staged at the King Power Stadium but has been moved which is a little bit disappointing.

“But this is a game we’re looking forward to. Leicester are a category one club and we expect a strong test.

“The lads are full of confidence at the moment on the back of our unbeaten run, which is now at seven in all competitions, including friendly games.

“Huddersfield had been on an unbeaten run of their own until we played them and that has given the lads a lot of heart.”

And having overcome the Terriers, Bullen is keen for the cup run to continue and added:

“If we can get through, there is obviously the potential to get a Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal in the next round - so it's a big opportunity for the boys."

“We will be up against it tomorrow, make no mistake about it, but if we can do ourselves justice and win the game, the draw might be kind to us.”

Owls supporters are welcome to attend, with entrance priced at £3 and £1 concessions.

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