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2014-08-12T08:00:00 Updated 2015-02-18T21:20:46

Under-21s set for PSV test

Development Squad coach Nick Haycock says his team's meeting with PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday evening will act as another hugely useful stepping stone in their development.

The Under-21s head to the Netherlands six days before their opening Barclays U21 Premier League game at Tottenham Hotspur, with Haycock keen to test his side against continental opposition.

He said: "It's European competition for us and we're delighted to be in it.

"We're delighted that we're in the elite league for the Premier League too, because we're a smaller Academy when compared to the powerhouses in there.

"We think we've got some good players who can compete at that level and hopefully we can go and show that on Tuesday.

"You're never sure how you're going to look from pre-season until it gets underway because up until now you've played different teams.

"You play Conference teams, competing against men, you play Under-23 teams and then we had a 21s team against Aston Villa last Friday.

"There'll be different styles of games now than what we've had and we'll adapt to that and try to assert the way we want to play on teams a little more. I think we're capable of that.

"I'm happy with where we are and I'm looking forward to the season."

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