Jaïdi: Experience shone through

By SFC Media time Sun 13 Jan Boro v Saints
Photo by James Bridle | Radhi Jaïdi

Under-23s manager Radhi Jaïdi praised the influence of returning forward pairing Marcus Barnes and Tyreke Johnson in the wake of a 2-1 triumph over Middlesbrough.

Barnes was the architect of Saints' opener, using his pace and muscle to tee up Jonathan Afolabi, while Johnson netted the decider from the penalty spot.

And there was plenty more to be positive about, with Saints showing the character needed to come from behind, and enough determination to hold onto all three precious Premier League 2 points.

"We weren't at our best first half, we conceded a lot of the play and the weather conditions were tough," Jaïdi commented.

"I was very pleased with the boys' reaction. I asked them to be more positive in the final third.

"Marcus and Tyreke gave us more stability up front. They've both had some good experiences around the first team and I was pleased with their impact.

"We created chances in the second period, and they put them away, which gave us the upper hand.

"It wasn't a typical display from us, but we got the job done."

Related

U23 Report: Boro 1-2 Saints
chevron right
U23 Gallery: Boro 1-2 Saints SFC_Camera
Boro v Saints

U23 Gallery: Boro 1-2 Saints

Youngsters edge past Boro in PL2.

timeSun 13 Jan
U23 Highlights: Middlesbrough 1-2 Saints U23 Report: Boro 1-2 Saints
Saints Foundation celebrates winners of the PLCF 10 Year Anniversary Awards
Saints Foundation Only

Saints Foundation celebrates winners of the PLCF 10 Year Anniversary Awards

To celebrate 10 years of the Premier League Community Fund, we are joining clubs across the country in commending the inspiring participants and facilitators of our projects.

time12 mins ago
Shop our Black Friday deals U18 Preview: Saints vs Norwich