It will be a challenging game, says Jaïdi

By SFC Media time Sun 10 Sep Aston Villa v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Radhi Jaïdi

Radhi Jaïdi is well aware of the challenge that awaits his Southampton Under-23s side when they take on Aston Villa on Monday night.

The Saints youngsters will travel to Bescot Stadium to take on Villa, who currently sit fourth in the Premier League 2 table – three points above Jaïdi’s men.

“They will be a strong, challenging team,” he started.

“So I am expecting a high-tempo game with a team that will challenge us physically all over the pitch: in 50/50s and one vs one situations.

“Obviously we have been working on all of those area in training this week and hopefully we will stand up to the challenge.”

Saints head into Monday’s match on the back of consecutive league defeats against Wolves and Blackburn Rovers.

And with a full squad to pick from, Jaïdi is confident his men can return to winning ways.

“We should have a full squad to pick from,” he continued.

“Most of the members of the squad are fit and available, so hopefully it will be the same set-up that we have been working with throughout the week.”

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