Matt Targett takes centre stage as the cover star for Wednesday’s matchday programme as Southampton host Derby County in the Emirates FA Cup third round replay.
The defender reflects on a year of rapid highs and lows, from his productive loan spell at Fulham to fighting for his place at St Mary’s, and now making a serious impression as one of many Academy graduates to shine under Ralph Hasenhüttl.
Elsewhere, Shane Long opens up about his long wait for a goal after scoring in Saturday’s Premier League win at Leicester, and how he never loses belief in himself.
This special slimmer edition at a reduced price of £3 still includes a host of regular features, as we go back in time with another Staplewood student, Alfie Jones, to find out the targets he set himself as an aspiring scholar.
Our history section continues to provide a welcome dose of nostalgia, including a look back at the first ever FA Cup tie played at The Dell way back in 1899 – also against Derby.
For the younger supporter, eight pages of quizzes and games remain intact to test your Saints knowledge, along with a detailed look at our Championship opponents.
Pick up your matchday programme from one of the numerous sellers outside St Mary’s and inside the stadium concourse, with 68 pages of original features up for grabs for just £3.
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.