Blues Under-23s begin home campaign

Charlie Lakin
Charlie Lakin

Blues Under-23s face Charlton Athletic Under-23s on Friday afternoon at their new 'home'.

When not playing at the St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium or the training ground, Wast Hills, Blues entertain at Leamington FC.

And the first match at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium, Harbury Lane, is on Friday against the Addicks in the PDL (2pm).

Blues are able to include new signing Miguel Fernandez in the squad after he received international clearance this evening.

But one of the Club's other captures for the Under-23s, Jayden Reid, misses out again due to an injury niggle.

Xavi Calm's team - who drew their opening league match 1-1 at Crystal Palace on Monday - also add Charlie Lakin and Adan George to the group.

Geraldo Bajrami, Jude Bellingham and Odin Bailey - scorer at Selhurst Park - amongst others, are expected to feature.

Lakin (20) and Connal Trueman (23) are the only non-teenagers in the squad.

Leamington's base, formerly known as the new Windmill Ground, is in Bishops Tachbrook, postcode CV33 9SA. It can be acccessed via M40 Junction 14 if travelling from Birmingham and the north (via M42 Junction 3a), and M40 Junction Junction 13 from the south.