SAINTS: Bednarek reflects on testing journey

By SFC Media time Wed 09 Dec Saints v Sheffield United
Photo by Matt Watson | Jan Bednarek

With Southampton supporters set to return to St Mary’s this weekend, SAINTS is back with a host of new features to mark the occasion.

Defender Jan Bednarek is the subject of a bumper interview in which he reflects on the tough start he endured to his Saints career, and how he’s seized his chance under Ralph Hasenhüttl to become a mainstay of the Austrian’s backline.

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Now committed to his club until 2025, the Polish international has been drawn alongside England in World Cup qualifying and has been outlining his future ambitions, on and off the pitch.

Moussa Djenepo also stars in issue 6, discussing how he’s adapted to English football, role models, music taste and his favourite goal of his career to date.

Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl welcomes back supporters with a special message, while Jannik Vestergaard looks talks through the win at Brighton, the return of Danny Ings and the thrill of playing in front of a crowd. 

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Moussa Djenepo of Southampton opens the scoring during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Southampton FC at Bramall Lane on September 14, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Moussa Djenepo scored a memorable solo effort against Sheffield United last season - but is it his favourite goal?

Visitors Sheffield United are scrutinised by tactics writer Sam Tighe, Franny Benali guards against complacency and there is the traditional mix of nostalgic throwbacks to Saints’ past along with quizzes and games to entertain our younger readers. 

The 68-page edition of SAINTS, priced at £3.50, is available now. Supporters are encouraged to buy online, with delivery costing just 99p to ensure your edition arrives in time for matchday. Programmes will not be sold at St Mary's on the day.

Discounted subscription offers are also available online, with delivery included in the cost.

Supporters are reminded to submit their matchday dedications to feature inside future editions of SAINTS by e-mailing [email protected].

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