Jaïdi: Our league objectives are clear

By SFC Media Mon 20 Nov Saints v Fulham
Photo by James Bridle | Radhi Jaïdi

Lead coach Radhi Jaïdi has turned his attention to the Under-23s' Premier League 2 campaign and is eyeing progression as the fixture schedule nears its midway point.

Saints are tied on points with Monday night's opposition Fulham, with both sides having won four, but Jaïdi is keen to improve on the U23s current league position of sixth.

Reflecting on the disappointment of their recent Checkatrade Trophy exit, the Tunisian said: "As coaches we try to keep the players on the right level, to react positively and have spirit.

"The Northampton game was difficult to digest as a coach and a player. Winning 3-0 and then losing the game is a learning curve, we've broken down the main talking points and prepared some technical aspects to ensure that situation never repeats itself.

"The last two games were cup games, but our objectives in the league are clear as a team and in terms of developing our players. The focus will be the same, but the aims slightly differ. We're focussing on the league now."

Having analysed the London outfit ahead of the tie, and reflecting on the offering from his Saints youngsters midway through the season, Jaïdi added: "Fulham look like they play the same way as us, I'm expecting a fairly even game in terms of technical and tactical aspects. But hoping to have the advantage in terms of goals and points.

"I think we have been inconsistent at times, some great performances, but also some poor ones. We're trying to reduce the amount of poor performances and mistakes, and plan to get stronger and stronger. That's what I expect at this level."

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