Will Smallbone opens up on a testing year for him personally, as the midfielder gives an honest review of 2021 inside SAINTS.

The Southampton youngster reveals how he overcame two major obstacles in his life, as his return to fitness gives him renewed optimism heading into the festive season.

Elsewhere, Ralph Hasenhüttl addresses the Saints fans in his manager’s notes, as he and cult hero Franny Benali bookend the programme with their reflections on an entertaining night under the lights against Leicester.

Sam Tighe offers his tactical analysis of Graham Potter’s Brighton, whose build-up play is among the most patient in Europe but does offer Saints the chance to win the ball high up the pitch if they can get their pressing game right.

As always, there is something for readers of all ages, including a bumper Junior Members quiz and a look back at yesteryear provided by club historian Barry Webb, as well as Graham Hiley’s memories of the day Saints returned to the Championship in 2011.

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