SAINTS: Valery relishing influx of youth

By SFC Media time Tue 29 Jan Saints v Crystal Palace
Photo by James Bridle | Yan Valery

Academy graduate Yan Valery is the programme cover star as SAINTS returns for tomorrow’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace under the lights at St Mary’s.

The 19-year-old defender speaks about the responsibility he feels to represent the club’s proud youth system in the right manner, and how he hopes his own performances have played some part in the increasing number of young stars being given a crack at life in the first team under Ralph Hasenhüttl.

Elsewhere, Nathan Redmond speaks about his excellent run of form, as Saints eye a third successive league victory.

Valery’s fellow Staplewood graduate Tyreke Johnson is under the microscope as we go back in time with another former scholar, while Benni Smales-Braithwaite tackles our 20-question Academy feature.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Yan Valery feature photoshoot pictured at Staplewood Training Ground on January 10, 2019 in Southampton, England. (Photo by James Bridle - Southampton FC/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Exciting young talent Yan Valery poses for photos at Saints' Staplewood training ground

Our history section continues to provide a welcome dose of nostalgia, while David Bull remembers late Saint Johnny Walker, who sadly passed away last week.

For younger supporters, there are the usual eight pages of quizzes and games to keep the kids entertained at half time. Just don’t forget a pen to fill in the answers!
There is the traditional coverage of our opponents, including tactical insight from Bleacher Report’s Sam Tighe, while Hasenhüttl and Saints legend Franny Benali bookend the magazine with their latest thoughts.
Pick up your matchday programme from one of the numerous sellers outside St Mary’s and inside the stadium concourse, with 84 pages of original features up for grabs for just £4.
Every issue is also available to buy online, including any you might have missed over the course of the season. Our website for online sales is


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