Butterfield: We must build on last week

By SFC Media Fri 07 Apr Wolves v Southampton
Photo by Naomi Baker | Danny Butterfield

Danny Butterfield wants Southampton Under-18s to use their draw against Newcastle United to spur them on to victory this weekend.

The youngsters travel to West Bromwich Albion in the Under-18 Premier League, and Butterfield is keen to see his men push on between now and the end of the season.

“Again it’s an opposition that we haven’t come up against,” he started.

“So it will be similar to last week against Newcastle, and that’s a performance that we will certainly be hoping to build on.

“We felt that the boys reacted well after the Leicester defeat the week before and now it’s about replicating that Newcastle display to keep pushing their development.”

Despite creating a number of chances against Newcastle at Staplewood, Saints were unable to find a winner and had to make do with a 2-2 draw.

And although pleased with the performance, Butterfield knows his players will now want to get back to winning ways.

“The ultimate aim for us is to create a development path,” he continued.

“But I think the boys will want to put the last two games right on Saturday, especially after creating so many chances against Newcastle.

“That said, we also have to concentrate and make sure we are doing the right things at the other end – across the back four and through the midfield.”

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