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Wolves vs Southampton | U23 Match preview

It’s a top-of-the-table clash between Wolves under-23s and Southampton at Molineux on Monday night, with Rob Edwards’ side in with a chance of regaining the lead of the division.

Following Wolves’ 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough and Southampton’s 2-1 loss to Reading last week, tonight’s hosts closed the gap at the top of Premier League 2 Division 2 to the Saints to just two points.

The game could go a long way in deciding the league champions – the only team in Division 2 who are guaranteed promotion to the top-flight of under-23 football. The teams placed second to fifth will have to battle it out for a spot in Division 1 in the play-offs.

Entry to Molineux tonight is free for season ticket holders, £4 for adults, £2 for children, and reduced prices for members. To buy your tickets, click here.

WHEN

Friday 7pm

WHERE

Molineux

LAST THREE

Wolves

0-0 v Middlesbrough (A)

0-2 v Swansea City (H) PLC

2-0 v Oxford United (H) PLC

Southampton

2-1 v Villarreal (H) PLIC

1-2 v Reading (H)

6-2 v Notts County (H) PLC

WHAT THE BOSS THINKS

On playing at Molineux

“With the game being at Molineux, like it was against Manchester United earlier in the season, where it’s the top two teams in the league playing, it adds that extra bit of spice.

“Playing in front of crowds is not something we can always offer them, so when we do get the opportunity when playing at Molineux, especially in a game which is vitally important, it will be great for the fans to come along and support the players.

“We’re looking forwards to being back out at Molineux once again, and in such a big game as well, but we know it’s going to be a tough game.”

On challenge of Southampton

“Southampton are currently top of the division and are performing very well. They’re playing well, winning games, but we’re looking forwards to the challenge.

“They’ve done well this season. They’ve had players get into the first-team, but they’ve continues to perform well and win games with the under-23s, which proves that they’ve got a good group.

“Radhi Jaidi’s done a great job, they look well motivated, a good unit; but we’re looking forward to what should be a very competitive game.”

For Rob Edwards’ extended look ahead to tonight’s game at Molineux, click here.

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