Jaïdi: We have to maintain our standards

By SFC Media Mon 19 Sep Saints U23 vs Leicester U23

Southampton Under-23s coach Radhi Jaïdi believes his side have set a standard to maintain in Premier League 2 ahead of tonight's clash with Leicester City.

A double from Josh Sims and an Alfie Jones strike saw off Reading in the last fixture at Staplewood to make it three wins from their opening four league games.

And ahead of a visit from the Foxes, Jaïdi says it is important that the players continue to push themselves to match the performances that have seen a positive start to the campaign.

"It's always good to have a win as it makes the spirit and the atmosphere around the training ground much better," he told youtube.com/southamptonfc

"The most important thing is perhaps the players will be confident enough to push more and train harder for the next game.

"We know every game is different and offers a different challenges but we're ready for those scenarios.

"We feel the boys understand more of what we're expecting from them and we keep pushing them individually and collectively to progress."

Opponents Leicester City have endured a difficult start to their league campaign, and will be looking for a reaction having lost their four opening fixtures.

But Jaidi is expecting a different type of test against aside who possess a number of quality players to mark the start of a busy week.

"We have three games in a row at home which we will take game by game. Leicester will probably be more physical than the last game.

"They probably rely on their two big centre forwards at times so we will try to deal with that."