B Team Preview: Derby County vs Saints

By SFC Media time Thu 30 Mar Derby vs Saints
Photo by Isabelle Field | Matt Carson

Southampton’s B team return to Premier League 2 action after the international break as they travel to Derby County on Friday evening.

Derby County vs Saints
Premier League 2
Loughborough University Stadium
Friday 31st March, 7pm GMT
For ticket details see below

Saints are looking to build on an impressive victory over Aston Villa before the international break as they returned to winning ways in the league.

A brace from 16-year-old Jay Robinson was the difference in a 2-1 win at Bodymoor Heath that confirmed a three-point gap in third place in the table.

During the brief pause to league action, six academy stars represented their respective countries in positive outings as B team regular Kamari Doyle made his first England Under-18s appearance.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jay Robinson of Southampton celebrates scoring  during the Premier League 2 match between Aston Villa and Southampton B Team at Bodymoor Heath Training Ground on March 17, 2023 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Jay Robinson's first PL2 goals saw off Aston Villa

Derby County are adrift at the bottom of the league table with just one point after 16 games played.

The Rams' only point this season came in a 1-1 draw against Sunderland last month thanks to Sonny Blu Lo-Everton's dramatic late equaliser.

More recently, they suffered successive heavy defeats with 5-1 and 6-1 losses against Middlesbrough and Stoke City respectively.


Earlier this season, Saints were victorious at Snows Stadium against thanks to a dominant display under the lights.

Kamari Doyle, Jimmy-Jay Morgan and Dom Ballard were on the scoresheet in a comfortable 3-0 victory.


Tickets can be purchased through Derby's website and are priced as follows:

Advance Purchases:
- Adult - £3.50
- Concessions - £1.50

Matchday Purchases:
- Adult - £5
- Concessions - £2.50 (card only payments)



After Saints' return to winning ways over Aston Villa, Lee Skyrme was pleased with the result as the season enters the vital closing stages.

"In terms of the league and helping us get promotion, it was a big win as Villa are another team we're competing against.

"We've got a few points between us and them now so the win can help us build momentum going into the last remaining games."


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