From sand pitches in Ghana to the Premier League, Mohammed Salisu’s journey to the top is the centrepiece of Southampton’s latest matchday programme.
The defender tells his story in a feature interview packed with perspective inside SAINTS for the visit of Leeds United.
Salisu is joined on the front cover by another collage of ex-players, as the publication continues to pay tribute to the first two decades of St Mary’s.
Inside, Ralph Hasenhüttl calls on the club’s supporters to help his team secure a first Premier League victory of the season, while Franny Benali signs off the programme by sharing his thoughts on the Newcastle takeover that could transform the fortunes of a club currently in the relegation zone.
Historians Duncan Holley and Barry Webb dip into the archives, while Graham Hiley picks out a south coast derby to savour in the latest St Mary’s classic.
Tactics writer Sam Tighe assesses how both teams may be forced to adapt in the absence of some star names, with Saints missing skipper James Ward-Prowse through suspension and Leeds potentially without Raphinha and Patrick Bamford.
Supporters can pick up their Leeds programme from one of the numerous sellers outside St Mary’s and inside the stadium concourse, enhancing your matchday experience for just £3.50.