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Alex Denny, Salford CitySalford City will be looking to reach the last 16 of the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday night when Leicester City Under-21s visit. 

The Ammies successfully navigated the group stage, despite a heavy defeat in the opening game. 

Finishing as group winners again has given Richie Wellens’ side home advantage in the second round. He will now come up against one of his former clubs, where he played between 2009 and 2013 in the Championship.

Last season Salford also came up against an academy side at this stage, brushing aside Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Under-21s 3-0, en route to the final.

LEICESTER CITY UNDER-21s

Liam Loughlan, Salford CityThe young Foxes qualified from Group H in second place to reach the knockout stages again, with two wins and a defeat. Last season they reached the Quarter-Finals of the competition where they were edged out 1-0 at Newport County. 

They have often performed well in the competition, qualifying in four of the five seasons they have been involved. Of the other three times they have reached Round Two, Round Three and the Quarter-Finals.

Development squad midfielder Liam Loughlan (above) joined Salford this summer from the Foxes, and could come up against his former side. Former loanee Sam Hughes is another to have featured for both clubs. 

HOW TO WATCH

Tuesday’s game can be watched online through our live streaming service, costing £10 in the UK. 

Click here for more information about streaming the game. 

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