Leeds United U23s are set to play against Manchester City U23s in front of a record Premier League 2 crowd at Elland Road this evening. Over 18,000 tickets have already been sold for the young Whites’ crucial clash which will smash the previous record set at Goodison Park in 2017. Andy Taylor’s side will need all the support they can get given their rather perilous position in the PL2 table. They sit just four points above relegation-threatened Chelsea U23s but the Blues have played a game fewer.

Add to that the fact that Leeds have to play table topping Man City and third-placed Arsenal in their final two games of the season, it will be a tall order to stay in the division. Although, as mentioned, they will be suitably backed by more fans than have ever been present at an U23s fixture at Elland Road.

If you haven’t got a ticket for the game, or can’t make it for whatever reason, you can stream the match through LUTV. Alternatively, if you are not able to watch the action, you can follow all the updates as they happen here on LeedsLive.

Are tickets still available?

Yes, tickets are still available from either the West Stand ticket office or online. More details are available on the club website.  Fans who have already booked tickets are urged to collect them as early as they can in order to avoid any queues on the night.

There has, understandably, been plenty of build-up to the match given the importance of it and the crowd it will be played in front of. Taylor addressed both of those things when he spoke to the media ahead of the game.

He sait It’s an experience that footballers have got to get at some points in their careers, so if it comes in an Under-23s game on a Friday night then so be it. He also sad that he thinks he can help by guiding them through the game and making a platform from the back, then letting the attacking players go and do what they want.