Date: 2nd October 2019 at 7:00pm
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The EFL Trophy, on paper, seems to be a competition Southampton should be exceeding in given their great reputation in England for producing and nurturing youth, though that has not been the case.

The Saints were beaten in the competition by League Two side Walsall as Radhi Jaidi’s U-23 side suffered their second defeat in a row in the EFL Trophy.

A sole goal is what separated the two teams last night as Southampton’s main development squad continued their woeful start to the season, and supporters on social media were not too pleased with the U-23 team yet again suffering to a defeat on social media.

Here’s what some Saints fans had to say on Twitter following the 1-0 defeat to the Saddlers…

Some fans, though, saw the bright side in the defeat…

Southampton’s next fixture in the competition takes place in November when the young Saints travel up north to face Coventry City in their final game of the group stage phase of the EFL Trophy.

 

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