We turn our attentions to the Papa John's Trophy with a full and in-depth preview of Leicester City Under-21s' visit to The Dunes Hotel Stadium.
Barrow v Leicester City Under-21s
Tuesday 9th November 2021, 7.45pm
The Dunes Hotel Stadium
Papa John’s Trophy
Leicester City Under-21s will arrive at Barrow this evening on the back on an entertaining 3-3 draw with Arsenal in Premier League 2 over the weekend.
A point against the table-topping Gunners on Saturday took City’s unbeaten run to three games, though the result was tinged with disappointment given they had led 3-0 at one stage.
Former Stoke City and Hull City midfielder Ben Petty is the man in charge of Leicester’s Development Squad and he is hoping they can build on their recent good run when they travel to The Dunes Hotel Stadium.
City are looking for their first point in this year’s Papa John’s Trophy competition having been beaten 4-1 at Fleetwood Town and 5-0 at Accrington Stanley in their previous group outings.
Anthony Backhouse will take charge of his first Barrow fixture of the season tonight when he’s on the whistle for our encounter with Leicester City U21s.
The experienced official is now into his fifth season on the EFL’s list of referees, and he last saw The Bluebirds in action when we defeated Solihull Moors 2-1 in the National League in November 2016.
Backhouse’s most recent appointment came in the FA Cup at the weekend when he oversaw the televised goalless draw between Sheffield Wednesday and Plymouth Argyle.
Tickets for tonight’s game are priced at just £10 for adults and £5 for Seniors and Under 18s.
They are available in advance online right now, from Main Reception (card payment only) from 12noon and then from the Fan Zone Ticket Booth from 5pm (cash and card payment).
All of our Papa John’s group stage fixtures are being streamed live on iFollow, meaning Bluebirds fans can watch the action as it unfolds whether they’re in the UK or abroad this evening.
All you need to do is ensure you’re signed-up for a FREE iFollow account and then you can add a Video Match Pass for this tonight’s game then sit back and enjoy all the action live.
We will be providing live online audio commentary from every game this season as we continue our link-up with BBC Radio Cumbria.
Fans will be able to listen to expert Bluebirds commentator Adam Johnson, who will be joined by regular summariser John Goodwin for full coverage of tonight’s game.
You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.
If the game is level after 90 minutes, then both sides will be awarded one point.
However, a penalty shootout will then take place and the side which wins will also be awarded a bonus point.
Barrow have been installed as 5/4 favourites for victory this evening, with the visitors Leicester City rated a 9/4 shot and odds of 13/5 on the game going to penalties.