Southampton host Crawley Town in their third game of the Checkatrade Trophy at St Mary’s on Wednesday night, kick-off 7.45pm.
The game is a decisive one for Saints who currently sit second in their regional qualification group as they prepare to welcome the league leaders in the final game of this stage.
As a Category One academy club, Saints must field a team of at least six under-21 players in the starting line-up for each game in this new-look competition.
So far, the team taken by Technical Director Martin Hunter have recorded four points from their opening two games following a win over Colchester United and a penalty shoot-out defeat to Charlton Athletic.
This is the revised version of the Football League Trophy which Saints won as a League One side in 2010 – and they will be looking to go all the way again with qualification to a Round of 32 knockout stage up for grabs on Wednesday.
Tickets are available to purchase on the night only, and are priced as follows:
What’s more, the first 1500 supporters through the turnstiles, including away fans, will receive a free copy of the matchday magazine, with remaining copies sold for £1 thereafter.
The special 16 page fold-out edition of the magazine includes a poster on one side celebrating Southampton’s academy success at first team level.