B Team Preview: Saints vs Norwich

By SFC Media time Fri 13 Aug Saints vs Norwich
Photo by Isabelle Field | Romello Mitchell

It’s opening day of the 2021/22 season for Southampton’s B Team, who host Norwich at Staplewood Campus on Sunday.

THE MATCH

Southampton vs Norwich City
Premier League 2, Division 2
Staplewood Campus
Sunday 15th August, 2pm BST

Dave Horseman’s side will be looking to kick-start their season on a positive note as they search for success in Premier League 2, Division 2.

Despite a very challenging pre-season, Saints have put in some impressive performances in the build-up to Sunday’s game.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - July 27: Lewis Payne of Southampton  during pre season friendly between AFC Totton and Southampton B Team at Snows Stadium on July 27, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Lewis Payne in action for Saints B against AFC Totton at Snows Stadium

In their opening friendly of pre-season Saints claimed a 4-1 victory over local rivals AFC Totton, before edging an impressive 2-1 win at Salisbury FC.

MANAGER’S NOTES

“It’s probably been the most difficult [pre-season] I’ve ever had,” Horseman admitted.

“We’ve obviously been shut down with COVID and had players missing consistently throughout.

“What the boys have done brilliantly is adapt and found the best solutions possible.

“We got our group back this week, we know we’ve got a tough game. Norwich are good, they play some really good stuff but we’re building nicely.

“I think some of the boys are really getting fit now and understanding what’s required of them. It’ll be a good test but the boys are really looking forward to."

we've got a really good group this year, we've got some really talented boys and some really good people.

dave horseman
on saints b team's season opener

“We’ve got a few leaders in there. We’ve signed a couple of new ones that have been a really good influence on the group.”

“We just can’t wait to get going and start playing regularly again.”

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