Preview: Birmingham City U23s vs Hull City U23s
Hull City Under-23s continue their Professional Development League campaign with a trip to The Automated Technology Group Stadium to face Birmingham City on Saturday (KO 12pm).
Jon Beale's young side produced their best performance of the season so far to record a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Watford in their previous outing and will look to build on that result - and display - when facing the Blues at the home of Solihull Moors.
Saturday's opponents have won two, drawn two and lost one of their opening five league fixtures of the new campaign, which sees them occupy fifth spot in the Professional Development League North table heading into the game - two places and one point better off than the Tigers.
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Last Time Out
Greg Olley scored the only goal of the game as the Under-23s recorded a 1-0 win against Birmingham City in January 2018.
Both sides had chances to open the scoring in the first half - with Tom Powell and Tyler Hamilton going close for the Tigers before Beryly Lubala fired high over the bar when well-placed for the hosts. The Blues went close after the break when Callum Burton pushed Corey O’Keeffe’s free-kick against the post and it proved to be a vital save as the Tigers scored the decisive winning goal shortly after. Greg Luer raced onto a pass and lifted his shot over the advancing Adam Siviter only to see it come back off the crossbar. However, Olley was first to the rebound to slot the ball into the back of the net and secure all three points for Beale's side.