Leicester City under-18s in FA Youth Cup action
Leicester City's under-18s are in FA Youth Cup action tonight at the King Power Stadium against Peterborough United.
City's potential stars take on a Posh side that has already knocked out much-fancied Aston Villa in the previous round.
Harry Panayiotou, who made his first-team debut at the end of last season, and Michael Cain, will be among a strong City squad.
Academy director Jon Rudkin said the experience of playing at the King Power Stadium would be valuable to the development of all the young players.
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"It is a very prestigious tournament and one that every club wants to do well in," said Rudkin.
"It is also a chance for us to see the boys play in a different environment on the first-team pitch and in front of a crowd.
"It is preparing them for one day stepping out there in the first-team arena. That's our long-term objective.
"We reached the quarter- finals two seasons ago and lost to Sheffield United, who went on to reach the final, and we would like to go further."
Several players from previous academy sides have gone on to make their mark in the first team, most recently Liam Moore and Jeff Schlupp.
Rudkin is hopeful some of the current crop can follow suit.
"Harry has played for the first team and he will be involved, while we have several others who have been in and around the under-21 side, like Jamie Anton, Michael Cain, Joe Dodoo and Callum Elder," he said.
"We are up against a very good team. They are a big and physical side."
Kick-off is 7pm and entry is £3 for adults and £1 for concessions. There will be extra-time and penalties if the tie is level after 90 minutes.