Southampton’s new number nine is our programme cover star and the subject of our big feature interview as Danny Ings discusses his upbringing in the city and how his past lured him back home on transfer deadline day.
In an honest and revealing conversation, the striker goes into great detail about the extreme highs and lows of his career to date, and how he bounced back after his dream to play for Saints was crushed as a ten-year-old boy.
Elsewhere, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg continues the theme of ‘bouncebackability’, as he discusses his redemption of scoring at Crystal Palace a week after seeing red against Leicester.
Our history section continues to tell the story of our favourite foreign Saints, while we harp back to previous nights under the lights in anticipation of the first St Mary’s evening match of the new season.
There are eight pages of quizzes and games to entertain supporters young and old, as we test your knowledge of the club you love. Just don’t forget a pen to fill in the answers!
Talented young goalkeeper Jack Bycroft tackles our 20 quick-fire questions, while we dig through the archives to find James Ward-Prowse’s Academy induction form, where the midfielder highlights his ambitions to conquer the first team.
There is the traditional coverage of our opponents, including unique tactical insight on Brighton, as well as a feature on Saints’ Bath Academy, which continues to go from strength to strength.
Manager Mark Hughes and Saints legend Franny Benali bookend the magazine with their latest thoughts, as will be the tradition throughout the campaign.
Pick up your matchday programme from one of the numerous sellers outside St Mary’s and inside the stadium concourse, with 84 pages of original features up for grabs for just £4.
Every issue is also available to buy online, including any you might miss over the course of the season, while there is also the option of a year-long subscription for a discounted price.
This season’s website for online sales is saintsprogrammes.co.uk.