Jaïdi: We need an extra push

By SFC Media Fri 21 Apr Saints U23 vs Derby U23
Photo by Naomi Baker | Radhi Jaïdi

Radhi Jaïdi has urged his Southampton Under-23s side to go the extra mile this evening, as they host Derby County in the Premier League 2.

Saints return from 12 days without a game to play their penultimate league fixture of the season, and Jaïdi believes his players are well prepared for the visit of the Rams.

“We’ve been preparing for this game for enough time,” he started.

“So the boys understand what is required on the pitch and they are also all aware of the situation in the table.

“They know we need an extra push to get the result and hopefully we will see that from them all on Friday night.”

Jaïdi’s men suffered a late blow against Liverpool in their last league outing, as the visitors snuck in on 90 minutes to earn a share of the points at St Mary’s.

And he is hopeful of seeing his players put that result right against Derby.

“We’ve spoken a lot about that game,” Jaïdi continued.

“We know we had many opportunities, especially first half, and we should have really scored enough goals to finish the game.

“But as I said afterwards, it is another good experience and hopefully some of the younger boys will take away the important messages and we will see a reaction.”

Kick-off tonight is at 7pm BST, and entry to St Mary's is free to supporters.

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