We look ahead to Monday evening's EFL Trophy action with our full and in-depth preview.
Barrow v Leeds United U21s
Monday 5th October 2020, 7.45pm
The Progression Solicitors Stadium
EFL Trophy Group G
Leeds United Under-21s will look to recover from their 7-0 thrashing at Accrington Stanley in their last EFL Trophy outing when they come to Barrow for their second Group G fixture on Monday.
Barrow boss David Dunn accepted a request from the visitors to move the game forward 24 hours which will allow Leeds United to bring a stronger squad to Cumbria.
United’s youngsters have been in pretty good form in Premier League 2 in recent weeks, despatching Sunderland and Middlesbrough in recent weeks, though they were thumped 4-0 at Stoke City three weeks ago.
Managed by former Leeds United and England Under-20 defender Mark Jackson, the Elland Road outfit are likely to offer a competitive challenge for The Bluebirds on Monday with three points up for grabs.
One To Watch
Sam Greenwood swapped Arsenal for Leeds United during the summer and the promising young front man has certainly hit the ground running at Elland Road.
The Sunderland-born hit man will have taken extra satisfaction from his hat-trick in United’s 3-1 win over The Black Cats last week but also scored the only goal as they defeated Middlesbrough on Friday.
Confidence will be high for Greenwood ahead of the trip to Barrow and, if the teenager is on the pitch, then he will have to be carefully marshalled on Monday night.
David Dunn looks set to shuffle his pack for Monday evening’s game and give some minutes to those who have been on the fringes of the First Team action so far this season.
James Jones seems likely to be unavailable after being stretchered off during the second half of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Carlisle United.
Marc Edwards will be the man in the middle for Monday night’s EFL Trophy tussle with Leeds United Under-21s at The Progression Solicitors Stadium.
It will be the first time Edwards has overseen a Barrow fixture since January 2019 when he was in charge for our goalless draw at AFC Fylde on New Year’s Day.
Edwards was also on the whistle when The Bluebirds lost 4-2 at Harrogate Town in October 2018 and for our 1-0 home win over Dagenham & Redbridge the previous month.
If the game is all-square at 90 minutes then both sides will be awarded a point, but an extra bonus point will then be competed for in a penalty shootout.
Match Passes to watch Monday’s game live on iFollow Barrow are now available as normal – Season Ticket holders are reminded they do not get free access to this game as it is an EFL Trophy fixture.
You can buy a Match Pass to watch the action now priced at £10, while oversea supporters pay £7.
Click here now to buy your Match Pass for Monday.
We will also provide an audio commentary of Monday’s game when we link up with BBC Radio Cumbria who will describe all the action as it unfolds.
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.