RUDI Skacel and Jason Euell are both due to start Saints reserves' opening league fixture of the season tonight.

The pair have not been involved in any of the first team's opening three games.

As two of the club's higher wage earners, both have been linked with moves away from St Mary's before the transfer window closes on August 31.

However, reserve manager Mark Wotte has included them in a strong lineup for tonight's home clash with Reading, at Staplewood (kick-off 7pm).

Bradley-Wright Phillips and Jake Thomson are also included in the starting line-up, while 16-year-old Aarran Racine will start at centre back.

SAINTS: Bartosz Bialkowski, Jamie Hatch, Aarran Racine, Ollie Lancashire, Joseph Mills, Oscar Gobern, Jake Thomson, Jason Euell, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Jamie White, Rudi Skacel.

Subs: Tommy Forecast, Jeffrey Imudia, Matthew Paterson, Kayne McLaggon, Callum McNish.