Liverpool U21s boss Michael Beale has received a welcome boost to his attacking options ahead of Monday night's clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium as Harry Wilson returns from suspension.

The Welsh international, who has fired memorable winners against the likes of Real Madrid and Everton at Academy level this season, served a one game ban for his dismissal against Southampton, but is set to return to the squad for the final six games of the season.

Following last Monday's 2-1 defeat to Fulham, Beale's charges remain in second place but are now four points behind leaders Manchester United with a game in hand.

The week ahead sees the Academy youngsters get an opportunity to play at two first-team stadiums, with Monday's trip to the King Power Stadium being closely followed by Friday night's clash with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

Things are tight to say the least in the Barclays U21 Premier League Division One. Ahead of the 7pm BST kick-off, the Foxes are in fourth place, just one point behind the Reds while Spurs are in third position.

Beale has backed his charges to bounce back from the unjust defeat to Fulham and has urged the team to make the most of playing at two great stadiums.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for the lads to play inside a Premier League stadium twice in a week," Beale told

"The squad is stretched to full capacity with players doing well both in and around the first-team and the lads we have out on loan to gain experience.

"This gives a fantastic opportunity to some of the younger lads to step into our group and stake a claim for a place.

"It's great for us to have Harry back from suspension and in our last game we had Ryan Kent and Samed Yesil getting some minutes which is a welcome boost for our attacking options.

"What I always look for with our boys is performances and I've seen a steady improvement from a number of our players this season which I'm really pleased with."

Another player on the comeback trail is versatile USA youth international Marc Pelosi. After returning from a serious leg injury towards the end of last season, he suffered a little setback this term, but he was back on the bench against Fulham and after looking sharp in training is ready to start a game again.

Beale added: "It's great to have Marc with us again. He has such a fantastic character and is a very talented player.

"He has been very unfortunate with injuries. He was out for so long and it has given everybody a boost to see him back."