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Bednarek a doubt with Achilles injury
Defender an injury concern for Palace trip.
SAINTS: New Year edition on sale now
Find out what's inside Wednesday's matchday programme.
Bednarek: Fans pushed us forward
Defender hails togetherness after back-to-back home wins.
Video: Bednarek on back-to-back home wins
Defender speaks after six points out of six at St Mary's.
Bertrand returns to leave Saints at full strength
The pre-Arsenal team news.
International action concludes
Poland and Scotland register Euro qualification wins.
International schedule comes to a close for 2019
Saints contingent in final international action of the year.
Bednarek victorious with Poland
Saints defender in Euro 2020 qualifying action.
Euro 2020 qualifiers for Armstrong and Bednarek
Duo in action for respective countries.
Saints' November international guide
Yoshida stands on the brink of personal milestone.
Armstrong stars in Scotland win
Midfielder finds the net as Scotland see off Macedonia.
Yoshida and Bednarek star in wins
How our international stars faired on Thursday.
Quartet set for international action
Which Saints players have fixtures on Thursday.
Saints' October international guide
Keep track of our players on international duty.
Bednarek's Poland held by Austria
A mixed night in European Qualifying for Saints' representatives.
A disappointing night for Saints' internationals
Bednarek features in Euro 2020 qualifier.
Saints' September international guide
Find out when and where our players are during the international break.
Video: Bednarek on 1. FC Köln win
Jan Bednarek reacts to Saints' final pre-season friendly.
Wins for Højbjerg and Bednarek
Read our international round-up from Monday night's action.
Højbjerg, Elyounoussi and Bednarek back in EURO action
Three Saints face the second part of a EURO 2020 qualifying double header tonight.
Højbjerg scores in Denmark draw
Saints skipper scores second international goal in three games as Denmark are held by Ireland.
Four Saints in Friday’s international action
Højbjerg, Elyounoussi, Bednarek and Sims in line to represent their nations across Europe
Jan Bednarek Saints HistoryLast updated 28 Jan 2020
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Jan Bednarek BiographyLast updated 30 Jul 2019
Former clubs: Lech Poznań, Górnik Łęczna (loan)
Born in Słupca in April 1996, young Polish centre-back Bednarek spent the entirety of his career before joining Saints at Ekstraklasa side Lech Poznań, having broken through their academy ranks.
He made his first-team debut in 2013 at the age of 17, in a game Poznań won 2-0 against Piast Gliwice.
The 21-year-old spent the 2015/16 side on loan at Górnik Łęczna to gain valuable experience, making 17 appearances before returning to his parent club and becoming an integral asset at the heart of defence.
In the 2016/17 season, Bednarek made 31 appearances, scoring one goal as the side finished third in the Polish top-flight, while losing out in the Polish Cup final 2-1 to Arka Gdynia after extra time.
Football is clearly a passion that runs in the family, with older brother Filip also a professional goalkeeper.
A boyhood Lech Poznań fan, Bednarek supported the club in the away end against their rivals Legia Warsaw in October 2015, stating that he wanted to experience an away match from a different perspective.
Bednarek signed for Southampton in July 2017, moving to the south coast on a five-year deal.
He made his debut in a home League Cup meeting with Wolves the following month, although had to wait until April 2018 for his first Premier League appearance, with Bednarek marking that moment with a goal in a 3-2 defeat to Chelsea, at St Mary's.
He was a regular presence in the side for the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign, playing a big part in Saints' dramatic escape from relegation.
Bednarek was not used so regularly at the start of the following season, but that all changed following the arrival of manager Ralph Hasenhüttl in December 2018, with Bednarek quickly becoming an established name in the starting XI each week, again aiding an upturn in fortunes that helped the club again survive.
Internationally, Bednarek has played through all the young levels from under-16s for Poland, and started every game of the 2017 Under-21 European Championship, which included a game against an England side with four Saints.
Bednarek has also become an established part of the senior Poland side since moving to Saints, playing in all three of Poland's group matches at the 2018 World Cup, in which he netted the winning goal against Japan in their final game of the tournament.