Leo Ulloa has an outing for Albion's in-form under-23s at the Amex tonight.

The Argentinian striker will start for Simon Rusk's side against Southampton (7pm).

Ulloa's game time in the first team has been restricted by the form of Glenn Murray since his return from Leicester in January on loan for the rest of the season.

Beram Kayal, a late sub against Arsenal yesterday, will also have a run-out together with Tim Krul and Connor Goldson.

Results are not the be all and end all for Rusk, but it is impossible not to be impressed by the tune the coach is currently getting out of the under-23s.

They attempt to stretch their unbeaten run in Premier League Two and the Premier League Cup to seven matches against Saints.

The sequence includes four straight League wins in which they have scored ten goals and kept a hat-trick of clean sheets.

They are also through to a last 16 tie at home to Everton in the Cup.

Rusk told The Argus: "We are still the development team. We don't live and die by our results. I know some people hear that from us all the time, but it's the truth.

"Equally, if we lost six or seven on the trot, as long as we were trying to do things the right way and getting close to performances we'd probably be as happy in many respects.

"But it's always nice to get wins in any level of football and it breeds confidence."

The form of the under 23s has taken off in the second half of the season. They preserved their undefeated run a week ago at the Lancing training complex in the Premier League Cup when Norwegian winger Henrik Bjordal (below) snatched a 94th minute equaliser against Exeter.

The Argus: Rusk said: "For the first half of this season I was happy with large parts of what we were doing. We were creating plenty.

"In the last three seasons we have always had a strong defensive record. Maybe it's a bit of lady luck, maybe we've started turning our chances into goals.

"Aaron Connolly has done well from the under-18s, Viktor (Gyokeres) has come in, Henrik has contributed a few goals.

"I think it's a sign that some individuals are taking some steps forward. That's nice to see.

"There are no major things. We haven't had a major shift in personell. Sometimes in football it goes for you."