Jaïdi: Finishing on a high

By SFC Media time Thu 04 Apr Saints v Norwich
Photo by James Bridle | Radhi Jaïdi

After a three week fixture break, Premier League 2 action returns for Radhi Jaïdi's side on Friday night, as they prepare to welcome Norwich City to Staplewood.

The tie has plenty riding on it, with second-placed Saints in pursuit of Wolves at the top, who have a point advantage with three games of the Premier League 2 campaign remaining.

The run-in appears, in theory, to favour Saints who finish the season at home to bottom club Sunderland, but Jaïdi is clear that the immediate focus is on tomorrow's Norwich clash, where nothing less than a win will do.

"It's a hugely important game for us. All final three games are. We want to continue to put the pressure on Wolves," he commented. 

"The right performance will get us three points tomorrow night, let's be clear about that. We've been preparing well.

"What a season it's been for the Under-23s, really good so far. The biggest difference I see in this team is maturity.

"Now, it's an exciting situation for us, an exciting moment for the club. We should be able to enjoy these final weeks, knowing that we could win something.

"We all want a reward. The players themselves have had rewards to a certain extent; their reward is earning the right to train with the first team, or make a senior debut.

"But collectively, of course it would be great to round off a positive season by winning something. We have plenty to strive towards."

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