Under-23 preview | Wolves vs West Ham

Wolves under-23s begin their 2021/22 Premier League Cup campaign this afternoon when James Collins’ side host Premier League 2 Division 1 outfit West Ham United at Aggborough.

Having made a positive start to their league season, as well as earning a bonus point following an impressive goalless draw at League One Wigan Athletic in the Papa John’s Trophy earlier this week, the development side now turn their attention to the under-23 cup competition.

Wolves have been drawn against the Irons, Swansea City and either Plymouth Argyle or Exeter City – who play their qualifying game later Friday evening – in Group F of his season’s edition, facing each team home and away before February.

First up for Collins’ young side in the group stages is West Ham, who also have made a notable start to their PL2 Division 1 season, beating Arsenal and Chelsea, while falling to Brighton in their opening three games of the campaign.

Kicking off at 2pm, Wolves season ticket holders can watch Wolves under-23’s home matches for free by producing their season ticket smartcards at the turnstiles on arrival.

For non-season ticket holders, admission is priced at £4 for adults, £2 for concessions and it’s free for under-16s, although under-16s will need to process a ticket to be scanned at the turnstile by clicking hereTickets should be purchased in advance of the match.


If assistance is needed in obtaining a ticket, please call 01562 823931 or email shop@harriers.co.uk.

Please do not attend the match if you or anyone else you are attending with has any Covid-19 symptoms, and although face coverings are not mandatory, supporters are asked to be mindful as some attendees may still be more comfortable wearing a face covering.

Supporters who are unable to attend the game at Aggborough can watch all the action live as the match is streamed online via wolves.co.uk, the Wolves App and the Wolves YouTube channel.

The live Wolves TV match stream, beginning at 2pm, can be found here, or click here to watch on YouTube, while supporters can also catch download the Wolves App now on iOS here and on Android here.


Friday, 2pm


Aggborough Stadium, Kidderminster



0-0 (p) vs Wigan Athletic* (A) PJT

1-0 vs Nottingham Forest (H)

0-3 vs Reading (A)

West Ham

2-1 vs Chelsea (H)

2-4 vs Brighton & Hove Albion (A)

6-1 vs Arsenal (H)

*indicates first-team opposition


With another young squad of players to choose from ahead of this afternoon’s match, head coach James Collins knows another difficult task awaits.

“We’ve got West Ham on Friday in the Premier League Cup and then we’ll get a fully deserved few days off.

“It’ll be equally as tough and it’ll be these boys again, so it’ll be a challenge to get themselves going and can they do it again?”


03/09 West Ham United (H) PLC

10/09 Burnley (A)

15/09 Plymouth Argyle/Exeter City (A) PLC

20/09 Fulham (H)

27/09 Sunderland (H)

*indicates first-team opposition