The game at Leigh Sports Village represents a tough assignment for Paul Stephenson’s side who are up against a side relegated from PL2 Division 1 last season, but one who have lost just two in 11 this time round.

However they haven’t won in three league games and Stephenson, our U23s lead coach, says: “All I can ask is the same I ask the lads every week, go out and be yourself.

“Go and play, it doesn’t matter who the opposition are it’s about what our players do individually and collectively.

“We respect all opponents, but we concentrate on developing our players, making them better. That’s what these games and this division is all about.

“We’re looking forward to this game tonight, just like we do all our games.”

 Kick-off is 7pm.