Monday Briefing: March 29th

By SFC Media time Mon 29 Mar Club
Photo by Matt Watson | St Mary's Stadium

With the Premier League returning this weekend following the international break, gear up for the week ahead with the latest Southampton news...

Adams makes full Scotland debut

As the international fixtures continue, Ché Adams made a full debut for Scotland on Sunday, claiming an assist in their 1-1 draw with Israel.

After coming off the bench for his international debut on Thursday, Adams claimed a first start whilst Stuart Armstrong was introduced as a late substitute.

Elsewhere there were wins for James Ward-Prowse with England and Jannik Vestergaard with Denmark.

FA Cup semi-final date confirmed

A date and time has been set for Southampton's Emirates FA Cup semi-final against Leicester City next month, which will be broadcast live on BT Sport.

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side will face the Foxes at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 18th April, kicking off at 6.30pm BST.

The originally scheduled Premier League match against Crystal Palace will be given a revised date as a result.

Ward-Prowse wins Sportsbet.io Goal of the Month

James Ward-Prowse has won the Sportsbet.io Goal of the Month award for February following a fan vote.

The Saints captain beat competition from Danny Ings and Kazeem Olaigbe to receive the award for his free kick away at Newcastle United.

Each month we're bringing you the best goals from across the club, in association with Sportsbet.io - you can watch February's contenders below:

Saints As One: One year on

One year ago today, Southampton Football Club and Saints Foundation launched Saints As One, supporting our local community in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over the past 12 months, we’ve worked alongside the Foundation to launch initiatives to help those that were isolated and vulnerable during the pandemic, while also continuing to support people in and around Southampton through Saints Foundation’s wide-reaching programmes.

Find out how Saints As One made an impact:

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Adams makes Goal of the Month shortlist

Chè Adams's wonder strike against former club Sheffield United has been nominated for March's Premier League Goal of the Month.

The in-form striker found the top-left corner of the net with a spectacular strike on the bounce from outside the penalty area, as Saints ran out 2-0 winners.

Voting closes today at 6pm BST.

VOTE NOW FOR CHÉ ADAMS

Saints Foundation to feature on shirts for Burnley game

Southampton Football Club’s Main Club Partner, Sportsbet.io, has donated their shirt sponsorship and up to £10,000 to Saints Foundation for the Easter Sunday clash against Burnley, helping to raise awareness and vital funds for the club’s charity.

Saints Foundation’s logo will be displayed across the first team’s shirts during the match at St Mary’s on Sunday 4th April, with the match worn shirts then being auctioned off to raise further money to support the work Saints Foundation carry out in the local community.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: James Ward-Prowse(L) and Stuart Armstrong hold a shirt that will feature Saints Foundation branding on the front of the shirt for the upcoming fixture against Burnley, pictured at the Staplewood Campus on March 18, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
James Ward-Prowse and Stuart Armstrong with Sunday's shirts. (Photo: Matt Watson)

Saints bow out of FA Youth Cup

Southampton's youngsters suffered defeat and subsequent exit in the FA Youth Cup to Burton Albion on Tuesday night.

Burton broke the deadlock after an even opening hour in the 62nd minute, as Ben McLean nodded home at the back post from a corner routine.

The hosts had several chances to score at St Mary's but were denied by a stubborn Brewers' defence.

Get ready for the Break Free Summer Festival

We know you’ve missed St Mary’s so we’re making up for all those missed moments with the Break Free Summer Festival, headlined by An Evening of Queen.

Look out for further announcements as we bring you a full programme of summer spectaculars, live events and the chance to play on the St Mary’s turf.

For our headline act, get ready for a night of hits from one of the world’s most beloved bands as stars from the West End bring the songs of Queen to life at St Mary’s on Saturday 19th June.

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