First Team

Valencia first up

The VfL youth squad head to Hampshire for their Premier League International Cup opener on Wednesday.

It will be the fourth time that the Wolves’ youth squad will take part in the England-based competition for European youth teams, with the Green-and-Whites’ campaign getting under way on Wednesday 16 October.

At 19:00 local time, co-coach Ton Lokhoff’s U-23 side will meet their counterparts from Spanish top-flight outfit Valencia. The match will be played at the Snows Stadium, which is the home ground of AFC Totton in Hampshire, who ply their trade in the Southern League.

U-17s, U-19s and U-23s set to feature

The U-23 squad is 16-strong and includes Fabio Di Michele Sanchez from the VfL U-17s and no fewer than five U-19s: Tom-Kasper Berger, Jannis Lang, Ole Pohlmann, Marcel Beifus and goalkeeper Sebastian Mellack. Those six will get to play with the U-23s and represent the club on the international stage.

West Ham and Brighton to follow

The Premier League International Cup will start off with 24 clubs involved – 12 from England and another dozen from around Europe. After their opening match, the VfL youth team will go on to play the U-23s from West Ham United on Wednesday 30 October and then Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday 3 December.