A line-up of Hong Kong young guns will be put to the test when they take on home team Guangdong in the first leg of the 37th annual Interport Cup at Huizhou Olympic Stadium in west Guangdong on Tuesday. Having impressed earlier this year at the Incheon Asian Games where Hong Kong reached the last 16, midfielder Philip Chan Siu-kwan, who scored a crucial equaliser in the opening group match against Uzbekistan, will be given another chance to work with his Under-23 squad teammates such as Leung Kwun-chung, Leung Nok-hang, Wong Wai and Lam Hok-hei. Coach Kim Pan-gon said the inclusion of these up-and-coming players would give them the chance to gain experience which should stand them in good stead for the future. This is not impossible if we can find the right chemistry between these young fellows and the more experienced players Kim Pan-gon "It's always difficult taking on the mainlanders in the away game but we still want a good result in the first leg," said the coach. "This is not impossible if we can find the right chemistry between these young fellows and the more experienced players." Goalkeeper Yapp Hung-fai, midfielders Xu Deshuai and Ju Yingzhi and striker Jaimes McKee will form the backbone of the team. Eastern's Yapp was keen to see how the youngsters performed. "I hope our younger teammates can rise to the occasion. It's not going to be easy as they will have to face a hostile atmosphere on the mainland, but this is something they have to learn from and grow," said Yapp. The China league is still in its off season, but Guangdong have a strong team featuring some players from current Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande, with others from Guangzhou R&F, who came third in the Super League, and former First Division side Sunray Cave. Hong Kong lost 6-4 on aggregate to Guangdong last year.