The draw for the third round of the 2022/2023 English League Cup has been officially announced. Indonesian National Team (Timnas) player, Elkan Baggott will face the English League team. Photo:Gillingham
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The opportunity was obtained by Elkan because Gillingham FC, which he is now defending, will face Brentford. The League Two club advanced to the third round after tripping over Exeter City in the second round.
Competing at Priestfield Stadium, Wednesday (24/8/2022) Gillingham successfully won on penalties (6-5) after a 0-0 draw in normal time.
Gillingham FC’s good achievement cannot be separated from Elkan’s role in their defense. The 19-year-old player was able to make Gillingham FC very difficult for the opposing team to face.
Elkan joins Gillingham on loan from Ipswich Town. However, he can show a very good performance. That makes him always believed to be one of the main players.
Facing Brentford in the third round, Elkan has a very big chance to be played again. The duel will take place at the Gtech Community Stadium, Tuesday (11/8/2022). Brentford had become a concern for slaughtering Manchester United (MU) 0-4 in the second match of the Premier League this season.
This could be an opportunity for Elkan to get great attention from Premier League clubs in the future. Of course he must return to show his best ability at the back of Gillingham FC.
On the other hand, some big matches will occur in the third round of the English League Cup this season. The current two giants of the English League, Manchester City and Chelsea will tackle each other.
Then Liverpool will face Derby County and Arsenal will have to play Brighton and Hove Albion. Meanwhile, MU must also prepare to face Aston Villa.