B Team Preview: Derby County vs Saints


Southampton’s B team return to Premier League 2 action after the international break as they travel to Derby County on Friday evening.

Derby County vs Saints

Premier League 2

Loughborough University Stadium

Friday 31st March, 7pm GMT

Saints are looking to build on an impressive victory over Aston Villa before the international break as they returned to winning ways in the league.

A brace from 16-year-old Jay Robinson was the difference in a 2-1 win at Bodymoor Heath that confirmed a three-point gap in third place in the table.

During the brief pause to league action, six academy stars represented their respective countries in positive outings as B team regular Kamari Doyle made his first England Under-18s appearance.

Derby County are adrift at the bottom of the league table with just one point after 16 games played.

The Rams' only point this season came in a 1-1 draw against Sunderland last month thanks to Sonny Blu Lo-Everton's dramatic late equaliser.

More recently, they suffered successive heavy defeats with 5-1 and 6-1 losses against Middlesbrough and Stoke City respectively.

Earlier this season, Saints were victorious at Snows Stadium against thanks to a dominant display under the lights.

Kamari Doyle, Jimmy-Jay Morgan and Dom Ballard were on the scoresheet in a comfortable 3-0 victory.

Tickets can be purchased through Derby's website and are priced as follows:

- Adult - £3.50

- Concessions - £1.50

- Adult - £5

- Concessions - £2.50 (card only payments)

After Saints' return to winning ways over Aston Villa, Lee Skyrme was pleased with the result as the season enters the vital closing stages.

"In terms of the league and helping us get promotion, it was a big win as Villa are another team we're competing against.

"We've got a few points between us and them now so the win can help us build momentum going into the last remaining games."