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Cherries kick off Premier League Under 21's Cup

AFC Bournemouth host Plymouth Argyle in a first round qualifying fixture for the Premier League Under 21's cup this (Tuesday) afternoon.

The match will be held at Dean Court at 2pm and is free admission.

It's the first year of the competition, which has been set up to aid the development of younger players in this country.

51 clubs have entered the competition, with all but three Premier League clubs entering sides. They are Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham.

AFC Bournemouth enter at the first qualifying round stage alongside other category three academy sides in the southern section which include AFC Wimbledon, Bristol Rovers, Colchester, Exeter, Gillingham, Peterborough, Plymouth, Torquay and Watford.

If the Cherries can progress to the second qualifying round they will host the winner of the Bristol Rovers vs Watford game, with the Cherries avoiding southern based category two academy sides Brighton, Bristol City, Cardiff, Crystal Palace, Millwall, Queens Park Rangers and Swansea who enter at this stage of the competition.

If the Cherries can win their first and second round qualifying ties, they will enter the round of 32, which sees the southern category one academies of Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Fulham, Norwich, Reading, Southampton and West Ham enter.

The 16 teams which progress to the next round of the tournament will then get their first opportunity to play teams from the other section of the draw, as the tournament then runs on a national basis.

AFC Bournemouth development coach Stephen Purches will take control of the side and he told afcb.co.uk...

"It`s the first time the club has been involved in the Under-21 Cup and it will be a great experience for the lads and myself, The preparation has been done and the lads have got games behind them, so it`s just about translating what we have been working on into a competitive game.

"We always want to win, but there is a bit more riding on this game with it being a cup tie and it`s up to the players to make the most of the opportunity.

"The competition is structured like the FA Cup and we want to get through the first couple of rounds because who knows who we might play if we get into the third round."


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Date:Tuesday September 24 2013

Time: 8:54AM

 

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