Under-23 preview: Liverpool (H) – Blog

The Derby County Under-23s will look to start 2022 in the same way they concluded 2021 in the Premier League 2 – Division 1 when they host Liverpool on Monday night.

The Under-23s face the Reds at Loughborough University Stadium (7pm kick-off) and dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the key information you will need to know before the game.

Team News …

Pat Lyons is hoping for a solid squad to call on after more than five weeks since his last Premier League 2 – Division 1 game.

First-team quintet Louie Sibley, Jack Stretton, Kornell McDonald, Dylan Williams and Louie Watson entered the Under-23s late last year in search of game minutes and impressed with their performances.

Midfielder Jordan Brown and winger Tyree Wilson (knee) were sidelined ahead of the Christmas break and are getting closer to a return to action, while defender Harrison Solomon is back in shape after a exit with a knee problem.

Pre-Game Views – Coaches …

Professional Development Phase Head Coach Pat Lyons spoke to RamsTV ahead of the clash with the Reds – with the full video available below.

Pre-Game Views – Player Perspective …

Defender Eiran Cashin also spoke with RamsTV ahead of Monday’s game – with his pre-game views available to watch in the video below.

The season so far …

The Derby Under-23s have made 13 appearances this season in the Premier League 2 – Division 1 and have recorded four wins, one draw and eight losses.

Pat Lyons’ side finished 2021 with a six-game unbeaten streak, which included three wins and a draw in the league to take them out of the relegation zone and in 12th place.

Their last league outing was a 3-1 home win over Chelsea on Friday, December 3, 2021.

In the Premier League Cup, the Rams lead Group C after four games with ten points to their name and have already reached the round of 16 of the competition.

The Liverpool Under-23 have two points and two places above Derby in the standings and were winners 3-1 against the Rams when the teams met at their Academy in October, which was the last time that Pat Lyons’ team tasted defeat.

A win for Derby would put them above the Reds and one game less, after their trip to Leicester City earlier in the campaign was postponed.


RamsTV will broadcast the game live for fans to watch online.

In a change from the previous fan offer, this is available to Derby County season ticket holders and RamsTV subscribers.

Membership holders will receive a code to use to watch this season’s games, while RamsTV subscribers simply need to log into their account.

The County of Derby membership packages are available here: membership.dcfc.co.uk/home and all questions should be sent to [email protected].

RamsTV subscription options are available here: dcfc.co.uk/page/ramstv-live-streaming and all questions should be sent to [email protected].

Ticket information …

The Derby County Under-23s will continue to play most of their home games for the 2021/22 season at Loughborough University.

Fans will again be able to watch matches and tickets can be purchased before each match on the Loughborough Sport website.

Advance shopping is advised and all tickets will be for the terraces of Loughborough University Stadium.

Tickets are billed as follows:

Subscription holders: FREE (all season ticket holders have received a 2021/22 “proof of purchase” e-mail to show upon arrival)

Advance purchases: Adult £ 3.50, discounted rates £ 1.50 (these include online booking fees)

Match day purchases: Adult £ 5, Reduced price £ 2.50

* The doors will open for each match from 30 minutes before kick-off.

Stadium address: Loughborough University Stadium, Loughborough, LE11 3TL.

Tickets for all Derby County Under-23 games at Loughborough University Stadium can be purchased here: loughboroughsport.ticketline.co.uk/derby-county-fc-u23.

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