All the audio and video build up to Southampton’s under 21 Cup Final second leg tie against Blackburn Rovers later tonight at St Mary’s.
Southampton host Blackburn Rovers at St Mary’s Stadium later today and the game is being shown live on Sky Sports 1 from 6.45pm.
Winger Sam McQueen has spoken of his hope at seeing Southampton continue their good form later this evening and in quotes carried by saintsfc he explained that having scored in his last two outings at that level against Ipswich and Norwich City, he’s hoping to see his own goal scoring form continue now he’s back from injury.
‘It`s (St Mary’s pitch) definitely going to suit our style of play better, we`re going to try and pass the ball around and make them work and do what we normally do. Ewood Park was a bit of a struggle, it made it harder to do what we wanted to do, but I think we dealt with it well and we`ve adapted how we`ve played and changed our gameplan. We sort of got the result we wanted in a way, maybe wanted to nick a goal, but we`re in a good position now to go on and win it at home. If an atmosphere is created there it`s going to be fantastic, and hopefully we can win it for them, and get a trophy for Southampton.’
Following the first leg scoreless draw Jason McCarthy said in his own interview that it was clearly all to play for tonight.
‘Obviously the main thing we spoke about before the first game was to get the clean sheet, and we managed to achieve that, but we definitely did have chances to pinch a goal, but it just wasn`t to be. None of them were really clear-cut, we had a few if-buts, but nothing clear-cut and it`s all set up perfectly now for the second leg. I think anyone that was thinking about coming or was debating whether to now will get their ticket, because it`s 0-0 and it`s all to play for. It`s set up perfectly for people to come and watch now, and its almost like winner takes all, so the first leg being away has given us the advantage, but it`s all to play for.’
McCarthy went on to say that home soil is obviously an advantage but the players can’t look at it like that they have to ensure that their performance is right over the 90 minutes.
‘At St Mary`s, with the fast pitch, we can zip the ball around, I think it gives us the home advantage. But we`re not looking at it that way – we`ve got a gameplan to carry out and we want to go and win something.’
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