Following their 1-0 victory at Sheffield Wednesday last week, our U23s are in South Yorkshire derby action once more with a trip to Sheffield United on Tuesday evening.
Martin Devaney’s side travel to the Proact Stadium, home of Chesterfield, to face the Blades in the Professional Development League looking to build on their impressive displays at the start of the 20/21 season.
Our 23s coach recently praised his young Reds for their togetherness and work ethic in the first two outings of the term, and they will need a similar determination when coming up against a United team coached by former Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom.
The Blades have endured a tough start to the campaign but showed their credentials by coming from two goals down to snatch a point against reigning champions Nottingham Forest last week.
It was a draw when the two sides met in this fixture last season, with Alex Wollerton’s fine strike just before half-time cancelled out by a late own goal.
This game will be played behind closed doors, but you can follow updates on our official Academy Twitter account (@AcademyBFC), starting with team news from 6pm.