Weston Homes Stadium

Posh U18s begin their FA Youth Cup campaign on Tuesday evening.

Peterborough United U18s welcome Northampton Town U18s to the Weston Homes Stadium on Tuesday evening (7pm) in the first round of the FA Youth Cup.

The under 18s enter the game on the back of a defeat to Sheffield United, suffering their first defeat in seven games, while Northampton Town, who currently compete in the Youth Alliance League, fell to a 3-0 defeat to AFC Wimbledon.

János Bodnár is set to return to the squad after featuring for Hungary U19s last week, where he scored a stunning goal against Cyprus U21s, while midfielder Harry Titchmarsh will also be involved. Goalkeeper Matthew Laycock is a doubt after picking up a slight knock in their previous fixture.

U18s manager Campbell-Ryce said: “Every game is important, but when it comes to the FA Youth Cup, it gives that little bit extra edge to the players and is one competition they look forward to all season. Obviously playing in the stadium, having their friends and family watching, will be a great occasion for everyone involved and allow them to showcase their quality in front of a stadium. So, hopefully, we can go out there and give a good account of ourselves.”

Forward Tyler Winters, who has been in excellent goalscoring form throughout October, said: “The FA Youth Cup is one of the biggest competitions for players at our age. The players are all very excited about it and having the opportunity to play at the stadium, but we need to make sure we prepare right and do the simple things correctly to progress into the next round.

“The players have all been together and we have put in some good performances in recently. For myself and Reuben Marshall, we have both been scoring plenty of goals and are delighted we can help the side to achieve some excellent results.”

The Main North Stand will be open for the fixture with season ticket holders admitted into the game free of charge. To gain admission, season ticket holders can go straight to the turnstile with their season card or digital season ticket.

Tickets for non-season ticket holders are priced at £3 for adults and £1 for concessions (under 18s and seniors 65+). Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office.

The game will be streamed live on Posh+ for £3 and will only be available for supporters based in the UK.