Catch up on another busy week behind the scenes across all levels of Southampton Football Club with a wide range of stories from the past seven days…
Saints suffer defeat at hands of Brighton
Southampton ended an intense run of fixtures with a frustrating afternoon at home to Brighton & Hove Albion, as they suffered a 2-1 defeat that leaves them still glimpsing over their shoulder in the Premier League table.
Despite Ché Adams scoring his third goal in as many matches, efforts either side of that from Lewis Dunk and Leandro Trossard gave the visitors a big three points and meant a fifth home game in succession for Saints without a top-flight victory.
With nine matches left in their season, Hasenhüttl’s side still remain seven points clear of the relegation zone, but with the three teams between them and 18th place – Burnley, Newcastle and now Brighton – all picking up points this weekend, the degree of comfort is perhaps slightly less than it was before.
B team prepare for Man City test
Southampton’s B team face Premier League 2 leaders Manchester City this afternoon at the City Football Academy.
It’s a second top-of-the-table test for Saints in as many weeks, having faced second placed Blackburn Rovers last time out.
City enjoyed a dominant afternoon themselves in their most recent fixture, thrashing West Ham 5-0 at home.
Bycroft signs three-year deal
Southampton Football Club is pleased to announce that young goalkeeper Jack Bycroft has put pen to paper on a new three-year contract.
The 19-year-old, who has already completed a decade with Saints, has further reinforced his commitment to the club by signing a deal that runs until the summer of 2024.
Bycroft joined his boyhood club at the pre-Academy phase in 2010 and has successfully moved his way through the Southampton ranks, most recently impressing at both Under-18 and B team level.
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Ward-Prowse reacts to his best bits
To celebrate passing 300 Southampton appearances, club captain James Ward-Prowse watched back some of his most memorable matches in a Saints shirt.
Recounting his memories of his favourite free-kicks, beating Portsmouth and confronting a fired-up Wilfried Zaha, Ward-Prowse reveals some revealing stories behind his highlights.
Watch the video in full below, or on our official YouTube channel.
2020/21 Saints shirts just £15
Want to get this season’s shirt for an amazing low price? Pick up a bargain with shirts available from just £15 while stocks last.
You can get the LD Sport in adult size or the Virgin Media shirts in youth sizes for just £15 – home, away, third or goalkeeper shirts are all available so you can complete the full set!
Don’t forget, you can still get up to 90 per cent off training kit in the Under Armour clearance sale – explore the full Under Armour clearance sale now and pick up some bargains before they go.
Nobody Likes Waiting
Watch the video below as Stuart Armstrong, Ryan Bertrand and Jannik Vestergaard take on Nobody Likes Waiting, in association with Sportsbet.io.
They joined host Rocket to face questions about the most frustrating waits in football, with the chance to steal points from their rivals.
Watch the full clip here to find out who comes out on top.
Train at home with the Saints Coaching Hub
With the continuing national lockdown, Southampton FC's Official Energy and Utilities Partner, Utilita, is supporting grassroots football by launching the Saints Coaching Hub.
To help launch the hub, Saints first team trio Ché Adams, Jack Stephens and Kyle Walker-Peters surprised local team Littleton Junior FC during one of their regular online coaching sessions with Saints Foundation – you can watch the video below.
Whether you're part of a club or looking to hone you skills at home, visit Saints Coaching Hub for videos and resources to help you take your game to the next level.
Saints’ Instagram: Thanks a Million!
In celebration of @SouthamptonFC reaching 1,000,000 followers on Instagram, we’ve taken a look back at some of our most memorable moments on the social platform.
Notable posts include great goals, heart-warming stories and hilarious clips from matchday and beyond.
Simply follow @SouthamptonFC to ensure you never miss a moment, or relive our top-performing posts here.
Dear younger me…
To celebrate International Women's Day, Southampton FC Women's defender Shelly Provan wrote a letter to her younger self.
Shelly’s story, which you can read here, details how best to navigate the world of football and family life simultaneously.
Meanwhile, Southampton FC Women were able to meet England Lionesses' most capped player of all time, Fara Williams, for a virtual Q&A and to hear tales from her 20-year international career.
The Killers rescheduled for 2022
Southampton Football Club can confirm that The Killers concert at St Mary’s Stadium has now been rescheduled and will take place on Monday 30th May 2022.
All tickets that were bought for the original date will be honoured and are now transferable to the new date in 2022.
Any fans who bought hospitality packages or accessibility tickets directly from the club and who have questions on these can contact [email protected]. Please note, no general admission tickets were sold via the club, and any queries around those will need to be directed to the ticketing agent you purchased through.