SAINTS: Bednarek ready for starring role

By SFC Media time Fri 18 Jan Saints v Everton
Photo by Matt Watson | Jan Bednarek

In-form defender Jan Bednarek is the star of Saturday’s edition of SAINTS for the visit of Everton to St Mary’s.

The 22-year-old Pole has been rejuvenated under Ralph Hasenhüttl, who has made him a key part of Saints’ backline in recent weeks.

Bednarek opens up about the ups and downs he has experienced in an eventful first 18 months in England, including doubts over his future before Hasenhüttl’s appointment.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Jan Bednarek of Southampton during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton FC at The King Power Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Bednarek has established himself as a key figure at the heart of the Saints defence in recent weeks.

Elsewhere, James Ward-Prowse sets his sights on a big response on home soil following Wednesday’s FA Cup setback against Derby County.

Lucas Defise is the latest youngster to tackle our 20-question Academy feature, while we go back in time with Staplewood graduate Sam McQueen to check out the targets he set himself as an aspiring scholar.

There is something for all ages, as our history section continues to provide a welcome dose of nostalgia, as well as eight pages of quizzes and games to entertain younger supporters. Just don’t forget a pen to fill in the answers!

There is the traditional coverage of our opponents, including tactical insight from Bleacher Report’s Sam Tighe, while Hasenhüttl and Saints legend Franny Benali bookend the magazine with their latest thoughts.

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, and there is also the option of a year-long subscription for a discounted price.

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