Alfie Jones believes it was important that Southampton Under-23s got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Leicester City.
Ryan Seager fired Saints ahead after just ten minutes at Holmes Park, after Jones – playing in midfield rather than defence for the evening – teed him up on the right of the area.
“It’s a win that we needed,” explained Jones.
“Results haven’t been going our way the past few games, so the win and three points were really important today.
“We looked to get an early goal, settle down and put them on the back foot – that was our plan and that’s what we did and it paid off.”
Jones put the result beyond doubt in the 88th minute, when he powered a header in after a smart cross from Sam McQueen.
And the 19-year-old was delighted to add another goal to his tally for the season.
“It was a great ball from Sam,” he continued.
“I just came onto it and didn’t have to do much to guide it into the corner – I don’t really score many, so it was good to get one.
“They gave us a physical test tonight but we dealt with it and kept a clean sheet, so it’s good to be able to go back with a win and three points.”