Fleming: We want to see more of the same

By SFC Media time Fri 25 Aug Fulham v Saints

Craig Fleming has challenged Southampton Under-18s to replicate last weekend’s performance when they face Fulham today.

The Saints youngsters put on a confident display to see off West Ham 3-0 last Saturday,
and Fleming is hopeful of seeing more of the same upon their return to London.

“We want to see more of the same, really,” he started.

“We have started the season quite well, with a good performance on the first day of the season but not a great result.

“And then we got both against West Ham with a 3-0 win. We created a lot of chances and thankfully took a few of them, so it is just more of the same really.”

Jake Vokins, who started both opening Under-18 Premier League games for Saints, received his first England Under-18s call-up earlier this week.

The left-back has been selected for the Young Lions’ upcoming friendlies against South Africa and Brazil, and Fleming was delighted for the 17-year-old left-back.

“It’s very good news – Jake has done really well,” he continued.

“Especially when you look back at home quickly it has all happened for him. He played his first game for us in the FA Youth Cup at just 15.

“Within a couple of weeks of that he was then with the under-23s. Obviously he has had his ups and downs – he is a young lad and still learning his trade.

“It’ll be great for him to go away and play more international football, especially against the likes of Brazil. And he is obviously in their thoughts with the World Cup coming up in India.”

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