Match Pack: Saints vs Lincoln

By SFC Media time Mon 19 Dec Saints vs Lincoln City

A place in the quarter finals is up for grabs as Southampton host Lincoln in the Carabao Cup. This and more in today’s Match Pack, in association with eToro …

THE MATCH

Saints vs Lincoln City
Carabao Cup
St Mary’s Stadium
Tuesday 20 December, 19:45 GMT

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Jarred Gillett.
Assistants: Neil Davies, Natalie Aspinall.
Fourth official: Charles Breakspear.

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Just his second game in charge since his appointment in November, Nathan Jones will be ready for the test when Lincoln City arrive on the south coast.  

Saints have already secured victory over League One competition twice in the Carabao Cup this season, with a 3-0 victory over Cambridge United before being forced to penalties to claim victory over Sheffield Wednesday. 

Southampton will be looking to secure their place in the quarter final stage of the competition for the first time since 2017, the same year they made it to the final of the competition. 

It's been a good run for the visitors in both league and cup competition, having suffered just one defeat in seven matches, including victory over Bristol City in the third round of the competition.

TEAM NEWS


Kyle Walker-Peters could return to the starting XI, having returned from his injury picked up shortly before the mid-season break.

Tino Livramento and Juan Larios have been ruled out of the tie, requiring some more time in training before returning to first team action. 

THE MANAGERS

Nathan Jones: 
“It's a humble group and it's a group that wants to get better. That's the best thing a manager can have. There's obviously things we have to improve on but they want to get better.”

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Southampton manager Nathan Jones during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus on December 16, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Nathan Jones is set to take charge of just his second game as Southampton return from the mid-season break (Photo: Matt Watson) 

Mark Kennedy: To follow. 

ONES TO WATCH

Sékou Mara:
The Frenchman could find himself in the starting XI when Saints shape up against Lincoln on Tuesday, with the youngster eager to notch his first goal in a Southampton shirt.

Ben House: Having previously enjoyed success with neighbouring Eastleigh, the 23-year-old has already scored six goals in 23 appearances for Lincoln since signing in January.

TOP SCORERS

Southampton

Goals:

Ché Adams 6
Perraud, Ward-Prowse, Aribo 2

Assists:

Perraud, Ward-Prowse 2

Ché Adams
Attack stats
goalGoals
6
Total shots
27
Shots on target
14
Conversion rate
22%
Mins per goal
188
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Lincoln City

Goals:

Ben House 6
Jack Diamond 5
Scully, Bishop 3

Assists:
Max Sanders 3
Scully, Bishop, Roughan 2

HEAD TO HEAD


Played: 16
Saints: 9
Draws: 5
Lincoln: 2

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

November 1996: Lincoln 1-3 Saints (Watson, Berkovic, Magilton)
October 1996: Saints 2-2 Lincoln (Le Tissier, van Gobbel)
October 1988: Saints 3-1 Lincoln (Baker, Wallace)
September 1988: Lincoln 1-1 Saints (Rideout)
March 1961: Lincoln 0-3 Saints (Paine, O’Brien)

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