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Youth pre-season fixtures confirmed


14:31 4th July 2014

by Alex Urquhart-Cannon

Saints have had a number of pre-season fixtures for their Development Squad and Under-18s confirmed ahead of their 2014/15 campaigns.

A mixture of both groups will begin a two-week training camp in the north east on Sunday 6th July before Southampton face Carlisle United and Newcastle and round the trip off with a Sunderland clash on Saturday 19th July.

The remainder of the Under-18 group left on the south coast will face Torquay at Staplewood on the same day and time as the match with the Black Cats – both taking place at 11am.

Just two days after those fixtures, the U18s jet off for two weeks in Spain on Monday 21st July, where they hope to confirm three fixtures.

Immediately after the U18s return from their time abroad, the Under-21s travel to local side Eastleigh for a friendly on Monday 4th July.

Preparations for the new youth seasons conclude on Saturday 9th July when the U18s entertain Exeter City while the U21s visit QPR.

Venues for certain matches are still yet to be confirmed. A full list of fixtures for both teams is as follows:

Development Squad

Carlisle United (A) – Friday 11th July (11am) – Sheepmount Athletics Stadium
Newcastle United (A) – Tuesday 15th July (1.30pm) – Darsley Park
Sunderland (A) – Saturday 19th July (11am) – Academy of Light
Eastleigh (A) – Monday 4th August (7pm) – Silverlake Stadium
QPR (A) – Saturday 9th August (12pm) – Imperial College Sports Ground


Torquay (H) – Saturday 19th July (11am) – Staplewood
Spain training camp – Monday 21st July to Wednesday 3rd August (fixtures and venues TBC)
Exeter City (H) – Saturday 9th August (12pm) – Staplewood

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