Monday Briefing: July 15th

By SFC Media time Mon 15 Jul Club
Photo by Matt Watson | Southampton FC

Get up to speed on the latest from around Southampton Football Club, as pre-season preparations continue...

Adams on target in Altach draw

Southampton were back in action on Sunday as they drew 1-1 with Austrian Bundesliga side SCR Altach in their pre-season opener.

It took Che Adams just 116 seconds to make his mark, when he gave Saints an early lead at Cashpoint Arena with a superb turn and finish after Shane Long’s pass.

Manfred Fischer levelled for the hosts in equally emphatic style late in the first-half to earn a share of the spoils.

Ralph Hasenhüttl fielded a different XI in each half to ensure everyone got valuable minutes at the end of an intense, week-long training camp.

Check out our highlights from the game below…

Hasenhüttl pleased with Altach test

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhüttl felt the first game of pre-season against SCR Altach was the ideal test at the end of the team's training camp in Austria.

He said: "It was a perfect week, I think. We had fantastic facilities here, the weather was ok, the guys worked very hard and it was a very good atmosphere. Also with the last test against Altach, I'm happy."

Saints now return home, where they will continue their work, ahead of a visit to Preston next Saturday and then the trips to Macau and Dublin.

1. FC Köln friendly tickets on general sale

Saints host 2.Bundesliga champions 1. FC Köln at St Mary’s on Saturday 3rd August (3pm) and tickets are now on general sale.

The friendly takes place just seven days prior to the start of the 2019/20 season opener against Burnley and provides the perfect opportunity to see Saints’ new signing in action.

Liverpool tickets on sale to Official Saint+ Members

Tickets for Saints’ Premier League home fixture against Liverpool on Saturday 17th August (3pm BST) are now on sale to Official Saint+ Members.

Official Saint Members will be able to purchase tickets from Monday 22nd July at 9am, before they go on sale to supporters who have purchased a match ticket since the beginning of the 2013/14 season on Thursday 25th July at 9am.

Please note: Junior Members can purchase at the same time as the qualifying adult member they are booking with.

Burnley tickets on sale from Tuesday

There’s not long to go now until the Premier League season kicks off and tickets for the opening day of the season trip to Turf Moor go on sale tomorrow.
We have been given an allocation of 2,280 tickets and 2019/20 Season Ticket holders who have attended three or more away games since the beginning of the 2018/19 season can secure their seat from Tuesday 16th July at 9am.

For the full ticket information, click here.

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