Dates for Southampton Under-23s' Premier League Cup home fixtures have now been confirmed.
Saints were drawn into Group A of the competition alongside Swansea and Newcastle – who are both in the Premier League 2 Division Two as well as Bristol City, who compete in the Professional Development League.
The Premier League Cup, which is now made of 32 teams, is open to Category 1 and 2 clubs, and like Premier League 2, is for players under the age of 23 with the provision of three overage outfield players and one overage goalkeeper.
The full schedule for these fixtures, which will all take place at Staplewood, is as follows:
Southampton vs Bristol City – Friday 30th September (7pm kick-off)
Southampton vs Newcastle United – Friday 2nd December (2pm kick-off)
Southampton vs Swansea City – Monday 13th February 2017 (7pm kick-off)
Our Premier League Cup game away to Swansea City has also been confirmed as Friday 4th November (7pm kick-off) and will take place at the Landore Training Ground.
Saints will also face Newcastle United in the Premier League Cup on Monday 27th February 2017 (1pm kick-off) at the Northumberland County FA.