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Development squad set for Saints clash

by Stuart Vose

U21s in action this afternoon.

Sunderland's U21 side are in action on the south coast today as they take on Southampton looking to make it four wins out of four.

The development squad have taken maximum points so far with wins over Bolton (1-0), Leicester (3-2) and Blackburn (3-1).

They will be without Jordan Laidler and Billy Knott, both of whom have recently headed out on loan.

Southampton, meanwhile, have won one and lost two of their first three league games, scoring seven goals and conceding 10.

Today's game will kick off at 2.30pm.