Southampton FC Under-23s continue their Premier League 2 survival push on Monday night, with the visit of high-flying Leicester City to Staplewood (7pm GMT).
It’s Saints’ first outing in the competition since Valentines Day, where goals from Will Ferry and Dan N’Lundulu secured a point for Dave Horseman’s side in a 2-2 draw at Blackburn.
A result on Monday will make it three unbeaten for Saints in PL2, a vital run of form going into the business end of the season.
Saints’ last outing at Staplewood in PL2 saw a tight, but important 1-0 win over Wolves at the start of February; Oludare Olufunwa scoring the winner five minutes from time.
They come up against a Leicester side on Monday who have enjoyed a successful season in the division; two points off of leaders Chelsea going into their visit and unbeaten in their last three.
It’s Saints’ second meeting with the Foxes this season, having travelled to the Midlands at the end of October and falling short during a 3-0 defeat.
Whilst a win for Leicester would see them leapfrog leaders Chelsea into top spot if results go their way, three points for Saints would see them draw level with 10th placed Tottenham Hotspur.
As in recent weeks, Monday’s team is likely to see a mixture of Under-23s regulars, alongside scholars and first team individuals in need of minutes.