B Team Preview: West Brom vs Saints


Southampton’s B team are on the road for the first time this month as they travel to West Bromwich Albion in Premier League 2 on Monday evening.

West Brom vs Saints

Premier League 2

Keys Park

Monday 20th February, 7pm GMT

Thanks to a stoppage time equaliser from Sam Amo-Ameyaw in their last outing, Saints come into Monday's clash on a six-match unbeaten run in the league.

Dave Horseman's side rescued a point against Sunderland at Staplewood Campus ten days ago as Will Merry hauled them back into the game before Amo-Ameyaw struck late on to avoid save a point.

The result keeps the young Saints at the top of the table on goal difference, as title rivals Leeds United also drew in their last match.

West Brom are enjoying a positive season and are firmly in the playoff hunt, with games in hand that could see them reach the top three and put pressure on Saints and Leeds for top spot.

Richard Beale's men come into Monday's fixture after an impressive 4-2 win over Middlesbrough thanks to a brace from Jovan Malcolm alongside goals from Harry Whitwell and Jamie Andrews.

Tickets are available on the day at Keys Park for this clash, with the prices as follows:

Adults - £5

Juniors - £1

In the first home game of the season, Saints continued their flying start with a dominant 4-1 win over West Brom at Snows Stadium.

After conceding an early goal, Dom Ballard hit back with a brace either side of half time as Matthew Carson and Ryan Finnigan rounded off the scoring to claim all three points.

After a tricky afternoon against Sunderland for Saints' young squad that are remaining for the second half of the season, Horseman admitted:

"It's going to take a little bit of time for the team to adjust to the level.

"With no disrespect to Sunderland, I thought they were the better team and played really well against us, but they're nowhere near the best team in the league and we're going to play some of them.

"They're going to need quick improvement, but that's our job as staff to improve them and their job to to take that on, and if they do that we'll have a fun, purposeful end to the season."