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Preview: Tottenham Hotspur U23s v Rovers U23s

The Under-23s are returning to action this evening when they head to Hertfordshire to take on Spurs

8 April 2019

Rovers Under-23s are back in action this evening, with Stevenage's Lamex Stadium being the venue for the Premier League 2 clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

The youngsters head to Hertfordshire unbeaten in their last four games in all competitions and refreshed after going a couple of weeks without a game.

Joe Rankin-Costello, fresh from signing a new contract with the club, will be looking to continue his fine form after scoring a brace in the big Premier League Cup win over Stoke City last time out, despite featuring at right back.

In terms of team news, Jacob Davenport is expected to be a part of the travelling contingent as he steps up his return to full fitness.

With a first team outing against Derby County on Tuesday night, it's expected that Ben Brereton, Joe Nuttall and Harry Chapman will be a part of Tony Mowbray's matchday squad and therefore won't be playing against Spurs this evening.

In fine form, Damien Johnson's charges have a remarkable recent record, triumphing in 10 of their last 14 games in all competitions.

But despite that Rovers still aren't completely out of the woods in Premier League 2, with the team and Tottenham, who sit a place below Rovers, both seeing Monday's test as a chance to improve their chances of remaining in the top tier.

Rovers will be searching for revenge against Wayne Burnett's side, having suffered defeat to the north Londoners when they visited Leyland in September, with Shayon Harrison scoring twice in a 3-1 win for Spurs.


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