Ryan Seager hopes Saints’ Under-21 team will be inspired by their surroundings as they bid for a place in the last eight of the U21 Premier League Cup tonight.
The U21s will line up at St Mary’s for a 7pm kick-off which is free of charge for entry, and Seager, who netted the crucial goal that helped Saints to beat Chelsea in the last round, is looking for another win against an in-form Huddersfield Town.
“I think it will be the first time we’ve played there this season and it will be good to go back there as it’s always nice to play there in a big stadium,” said the striker.
“We’re not doing the best in the league at the moment, but we’re looking to turn that around. The cup is always a nice break from the league and hopefully we can keep our form going in this competition by winning again.
“We don’t want to lose in the cup having won it last year, so we don’t want our own run to end, and we’re looking to get the win.”
The last time they lined up at St Mary’s Martin Hunter’s men were victorious in the final of the competition, so Seager is looking to that for inspiration against a Huddersfield team that hasn’t lost in 15 matches.
“We won it last year and we want to win it again,” he outlined. “I think we’re up against a good team who are a long time unbeaten so hopefully we get to break that.
“It’s very hard because they’ll be hungry, and they’re not in the same league as us so they’ll want to show that they’re better than us and want to beat us so we’ve got to show that hunger and passion which if we can do hopefully we’ll get the win.”