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Florin Gardoș is the subject of our feature interview, with the defender detailing his road to recovery from a long-term knee injury suffered in pre-season.
The 27 year-old describes both the physical and mental challenges he’s had to overcome as he begins to close in on a return to full training. We were given special access to the rehabilitation process as he enters the fitness stage of his recovery.
Elsewhere, we tracked down former Saints and West Brom man Pedro Monteiro Pelé to recall the defender’s time at both clubs, as well as finding out what he’s up to now after making a return to Hampshire.
Under-21s striker Ryan Seager is the subject of our academy interview, with the 20 year-old discussing his recent involvement with the first team, as well as his aims in Martin Hunter’s development squad this season.
We’ve got reports and images from the games against Watford and Crystal Palace this week, while our ‘caught on camera’ spread focuses on the build up from behind the scenes to last Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup game.
What’s more, we continue to look back at the last season of football at The Dell, find out more about Southampton’s footballers in World War II, and hear some further anecdotes from Herbie Taylor’s time as a tour guide at SFC.
All this plus the thoughts of Ronald Koeman and Kelvin Davis, provide you with plenty of pre and post-match reading.
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