Martin Hunter’s side qualified for the Elite Group with victory in their final First Group Stage game, ensuring Saints were one of only two clubs to progress at both under-21 and under-18 level.
With the latest set of fixtures having been announced today, the Development Squad are now preparing to take on the best under-21 teams from across the country.
The Under-21s’ home game against Liverpool on Monday 4th March will take place at St Mary’s, with the rest of our home fixtures being held at Eastleigh’s Silverlake Stadium.
The top three sides in the Elite Group will progress to the four-team end-of-season tournament along with the winner of a play-off between the sides that top Tiers 1 and 2 of the Qualification Group.
Monday 14th January (2pm) Liverpool U21s vs Saints U21s – The Academy, Liverpool
Sunday 20th January (1pm) Saints U21s vs Arsenal U21s – Silverlake Stadium
Saturday 26th January (12pm) Tottenham Hotspur U21s vs Saints U21s – THFC Training Centre
Saturday 2nd February (1pm) Saints U21s vs Manchester United U21s – Silverlake Stadium
Monday 11th February (7pm) Wolverhampton Wanderers U21s vs Saints U21s – New Bucks Head (AFC Telford United)
Friday 15th February (7pm) West Ham United U21s vs Saints U21s – Rush Green Stadium (Grays Athletic)
Monday 25th February (7pm) Saints U21s vs West Bromwich Albion U21s – Silverlake Stadium
Monday 4th March (7pm) Saints U21s vs Liverpool U21s – St Mary’s
Monday 11th March (7pm) Arsenal U21s vs Saints U21s – Underhill (Barnet FC)
Monday 18th March (7pm) Saints U21s vs Tottenham Hotspur U21s – Silverlake Stadium
Friday 29th March (7pm) Saints U21s vs Wolverhampton Wanderers U21s – Silverlake Stadium
Monday 8th April (7pm) Manchester United U21s vs Saints U21s – Venue TBC
Monday 15th April (7pm) Saints U21s vs West Ham United U21s – Silverlake Stadium
Sunday 21st April (2pm) West Bromwich Albion U21s vs Saints U21s – WBAFC Training Ground
Saturday 11th May Barclays U21 Premier League Semi-Final
Saturday 18th May Barclays U21 Premier League Final
All fixture dates, kick-off times and venues are subject to change