Southampton’s B team play their second Papa John’s Trophy match of the season as they face Charlton Athletic at The Valley.
Charlton Athletic vs Saints
Papa John’s Trophy
Tuesday 5th October, 7pm BST
Saints came from behind to secure a point against Stoke at Staplewood on Friday through a Kazeem Olaigbe goal.
For the first time since their Papa John’s Trophy win over Crawley Town, Charlton claimed a 2-1 victory over Fleetwood on Saturday.
Charlton sit top of Group O after knocking six past Crawley in their league opener, while Saints sit third after a narrow 1-0 defeat to Leyton Orient.
Victory at Charlton would provide a huge boost for Dave Horseman’s men as they look to climb up the group.
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“This will be a really tough one. I think they beat Crawley 6-1 in the first game so we’re really looking forward to it.
“We lose Kaz, he’s going away with Belgium Under-19s but we get Caleb back from suspension.
“There might be a nice little treat for a first-team player returning for maybe 45 minutes so it’s just a really good game, a good occasion.
“The boys again, for the last time for a little while will play their eighth game in three and a half weeks.
“We’ve played a game every three days for a while and I think its been a really good experience on how to look after themselves.
“If we do it right and keep doing the things we’re doing we’ve got a chance of picking up points against anybody so we’ll go into it in a very confident mood.”