Jan Bednarek is the cover star and feature interviewee inside SAINTS as the matchday programme returns for Southampton’s rearranged meeting with Newcastle under the lights at St Mary’s.
The Polish defender casts an honest review of Saturday’s defeat at Villa Park, but sees the bigger picture when it comes to the progress the team has made this season, particularly on home soil.
Elsewhere, Ralph Hasenhüttl points to the change in atmosphere at St Mary’s, calling for more of the same from the Saints supporters as his side go in search of a fifth successive home win in all competitions.
Cult hero Franny Benali shares his views in his regular column, highlighting the impact of some of Hasenhüttl’s lesser-used stars who came to the fore in last week’s FA Cup victory over West Ham.
Our club historians take a nostalgic look back at years gone by and Graham Hiley remembers another classic match from the first two decades of St Mary’s, while there is plenty to keep our younger readers entertained in the form of the Big Saints Quiz.
Supporters can pick up issue 17 of SAINTS from one of the numerous sellers outside St Mary’s and inside the stadium concourse, enhancing your matchday experience for just £3.50.