Loftus Road Stadium

Next Game

QPR v So'ton

Saturday, 07 February 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

St. Mary's Stadium

Last Game

So'ton 0 - 1 Swansea

Sunday, 01 February 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Southampton back new crop

Southampton executive director Les Reed has reiterated the club's desire to hold on to young talent despite the ongoing exodus at St Mary's.

Last Updated: 28/07/14 at 17:16 Post Comment

Les Reed: Positive despite big name departures

Les Reed: Positive despite big name departures

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Teenage right-back Calum Chambers became the latest starlet to leave the south coast club on Monday - signing for Arsenal for a rumoured £16m and joining the likes of Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Rickie Lambert in waving goodbye to Southampton this summer.

Rumours abound that former Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino will also attempt to lure midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and striker Jay Rodriguez to his new club Tottenham, but Reed is adamant the Academy conveyor belt can continue to plug the holes left by big-money sales.

He told the club's official website: "Our position remains unchanged in that we are determined to keep our best young players at the club, as is evidenced by the decision to award Harrison Reed a new long-term contract last week,

"He adds to the list of committed young professionals like James Ward Prowse, Sam Gallagher, Jack Stephens, Jordan Turnbull, Matt Targett, Sam McQueen and others who have seen plenty of first-team activity recently.

"We have an abundance of talent in the academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons.

"It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line."

New Saints boss Ronald Koeman published a picture of an empty training ground on Monday - a tweet some interpreted as criticism of the board's transfer policy.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

AFCON round-up: Ivory Coast and Ghana make semi-finals

Ivory Coast and Ghana both qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals after beating Algeria and Guinea respectively on Sunday.

Stuart Pearce sacked as Nottingham Forest manager

Stuart Pearce has been sacked as manager of Nottingham Forest, the club confirmed on Sunday evening.

Transfer news: Tottenham look to offload trio and sign a player on loan

Tottenham will allow Emmanuel Adebayor and either Younes Kaboul or Vlad Chiriches to leave on loan before the deadline.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company