Latham on PL Cup hopes

By SFC Media time Fri 16 Mar Saints v Leicester City
Photo by James Bridle | Kingsley Latham

Under-23s stopper Kingsley Latham wants his colleagues to enter Friday night's Premier League Cup knockout tie with no fear, as they entertain Leicester City at Staplewood Campus.

Radhi Jaïdi's youngsters have been in enterprising form of late, clinching a late victory over Norwich on Monday, and Latham is confident his teammates will standup to the challenge posed by Premier League 2's table topping team.

"A tough game, Leicester are obviously doing well in Division One," the 19-year-old commented. "It is a good challenge for us to play against the best teams and it gives us a chance to show what we can do.

"A good opportunity personally, if I get the call on Friday to play. Jack [Rose] is obviously a great goalkeeper and it's good to work and train with him every day. We push each other to work hard, keep one another going and playing well.

"It's good to play at home, we know the conditions and are familiar with the pitch. It is a one off occasion for us so we've got to put it all on the line and hopefully get the result.

"Training stays the same, we keep it consistent. We're on a good run at the moment, and we want to keep that going. All the lads are confident so there's no reason why we can't get a positive result."

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