In the Football Transfer Tavern the Southampton supporters are bitterly disappointed that this campaign has gone past where they’ve failed to break the top seven barrier and they could even finish in the bottom half.
There has been some positive substance to take away from the 2016/17 season, and that’s the fact they have been able to replace one consistent Italian in Graziano Pelle with another – Manolo Gabbiadini.
He’ll be pivotal in their final games, with them having some in-hand over other Premier League sides, but it’s not just him who’ll be called upon in the next few weeks at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Our fans by the bar are quite proud of the Saints’ prestigious and notorious youth academy who continue to spill out quality-abundant players every year, it’s time for a few more to taste top-flight football in the first-team.
Here are two young Southampton stars that must be given the chance in the final games of the season….