Southampton: U23s suffer a loss to Coventry in friendly

Southampton’s U23s took on Coventry City on Tuesday and suffered a 3-1 loss although they played very well and dominated possession.

You can read the full breakdown of the match from the official team site here. The match was highlighted by 4 goals, 3 of which came in the second half, and a disappointing result for the Saints.

Vokins opened the scoring not only for the Saints but for the match in the first half only for Coventry to come back and score 3 of their own. It was a well-worked goal that saw a couple of touch passes in and around the Coventry box that saw Vokins finish from close range.

A lot of youngsters we have come to be familiar with featured in this match. The likes of Jake Vokins, Dan N’Lundulu, Nathan Tella, Callum Slattery, and others all featured for the Southampton youth side.

Despite the score, it was a positive outing for the team as they played well together and showed there is some real talent in our youth system.

Likely, many of these players will feature throughout the season for the senior team much like they did the past season.

One interesting name that was included in the match was Josh Sims who spent last season on-loan. Many supporters have wanted to see Sims get a chance in the first team and this may be his last chance to impress Hasenhuttl before he looks to play football elsewhere.

As Hasenhuttl likes to put an emphasis on youth, these players will have a lot to prove this season if they hope to break through the ranks and play in the Premier League squad.

We will continue to keep you updated on how the U23s do this season and beyond and if any players get the call-up to the senior squad this season.