Jaïdi rues missed opportunity

By SFC Media Mon 19 Aug Saints v Derby
Photo by James Bridle

Radhi Jaïdi's Under-23s came unstuck against a particularly experienced Derby side on Monday evening, registering their first loss of this year's Premier League 2 campaign.

Saints had their chances, hitting the post early on through Dan N'Lundulu, but a solitary Derby strike, early in the second half, proved the difference.

 

Jaïdi was left to rue his side's profligacy in front of goal but was encouraged by his team's performance against a Derby side featuring several first-team players.

 

"I thought we had a really good performance in the second half and I can't really blame any one of them, they worked really hard," he commented.

 

"We were unlucky in the final third not to score a goal. We created a lot of chances, chance after chance. It's one of those days.

 

"The goal is a learning curve for us. It's decision making, it's more awareness. Other than that, a really good performance, except the result.

 

"They introduced three of their senior boys. They had experience and they managed to challenge our boys; I thought we did really well in respect of that.

 

"The performance was much, much better than last week from the start and that’s already a positive reaction from the boys."

Related

U23 Report: Saints 0-1 Derby
U23 Gallery: Saints 0-1 Derby SFC_Camera
Saints v Derby

U23 Gallery: Saints 0-1 Derby

Young Saints defeated by experienced Rams.

Mon 19 Aug
U23 Highlights: Saints 0-1 Derby U23 Report: Saints 0-1 Derby
Feature interview: Danny Ings
Danny Ings

Feature interview: Danny Ings

Striker discusses goal targets, music and home comforts.

Read More 7 hours ago
Quiz: Every current Saints international Tickets for Chelsea on sale