Get the lowdown as Saints prepare to begin their training camp in Wales with a pre-season friendly with Cardiff City on Tuesday night.
Cardiff City vs Saints
Cardiff City Stadium
Tuesday 27th July (7pm BST)
SETTING THE SCENE
Saints head across the border for the first of two matches book-ending a training camp in Wales this week, as Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side take on Cardiff tomorrow night before a friendly against Swansea City on Saturday.
Heading into the trip off the back of a 1-1 draw with Fulham in a behind-closed-doors friendly last weekend, Saints will look to step up their preparations against further Championship opposition.
For Cardiff, the midweek encounter will be their fourth pre-season outing, recording victories over Bath City and Forest Green Rovers as well as a draw with Exeter City.
With the Championship season just under two weeks away, Mick McCarthy’s side will be looking to build on last season’s eighth-place finish, finishing nine points outside of the play-offs.
In a bid to go one better in 2021/22, the Bluebirds have added striker James Collins - who scored 13 goals for Luton last season - as well as midfielder Ryan Wintle and defender Mark McGuinness from Crewe Alexandra and Arsenal (loan) respectively.
Saints 1-2 Cardiff (Stephens)
Cardiff 1-0 Saints
Saints 0-1 Cardiff
Cardiff 0-3 Saints (Rodriguez 2, Lambert)
Saints 1-0 Cardiff (Lambert)
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