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Under-23 preview | Wolves vs Leeds

Wolves under-23s will be aiming to extend their winning Premier League 2 run on Friday afternoon when they host Division 2 leaders Leeds United at Aggborough.

James Collins’ side made it two wins in five days after claiming a pair of 2-0 wins against sides from London, as the development team following up victory over Crystal Palace with another against Fulham.

Wolves maintained their third-place spot in the table, with the side aiming for a spot in the play-offs at the end of the season, closing the gap on Stoke City, with two games in hand over the young Potters outfit. But four teams are on the hunt of Wolves, with third to seventh separated by just two points.

Heading into the match top of the league table having won 13 of their 18 matches this season, Leeds fell to just their fourth loss of the season last week, going down 2-0 at Palace.

Wolves will be in high hopes in extending their winning run having played out a 2-2 draw away at Leeds – their opposition’s only tie of the campaign – earlier in the season, thanks to goals from Theo Corbeanu and Luke Cundle.

With the game to be played behind closed doors, supporters can still catch all the action live from Kidderminster on Wolves TV.

The match will be streamed online from 1pm, with the full match stream and commentary available to watch on wolves.co.uk, the Wolves App or the Wolves YouTube channel.

The live Wolves TV match stream 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.

WHEN

Friday, 1pm

WHERE

Aggborough Stadium, Kidderminster

LAST THREE

Wolves

2-0 vs Fulham (A)

2-0 vs Crystal Palace (H)

1-3 vs Stoke City (A)

Leeds

0-2 vs Crystal Palace (A)

2-0 vs Norwich City (A)

3-0 vs Reading (H)

WHAT THE BOSS THINKS

Head coach James Collins knows what to expect when Leeds United visit Kidderminster, with the style of their development squad matching that of Marcelo Bielsa’s senior side.

“It’s always a tough game against Leeds,” Collins said. “They have some good players and they play their unique Bielsa-style which is different from everybody else.

“They’ll play a high press game, going man for man right across the pitch, so you have to be ready, you have to be at it, and you have to be prepared.

“They’ll give you opportunities because of their style, but they’ll also create some opportunities, which will make for an exciting game. But I think the boys are ready.”

Read more from Collins ahead of Friday afternoon’s match here.

NEXT FIVE

05/03 Leeds United (H)

15/03 Sunderland (H)

22/03 Middlesbrough (A)

02/04 Aston Villa (A)

12/04 Newcastle United (H)

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