Ex-teammates Luke Shaw and Jason Puncheon to reunite as Southampton visit Crystal Palace

Jason Puncheon, left, and Luke Shaw will  be on opposite sides tomorrow.

Jason Puncheon, left, and Luke Shaw will be on opposite sides tomorrow.

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One of Luke Shaw’s first assignments following his England debut will be to shackle the threat of his friend and former teammate, Jason Puncheon.

The ex-Saints winger, who is now with Crystal Palace, is expected to line-up against his old side at Selhurst Park tomorrow and could come face-to-face with Shaw.

Puncheon was one of the first people to congratulate the 18-year-old left-back following his impressive performance at Wembley on Wednesday, telling him “don’t stop now”.

And Shaw himself has credited Puncheon with playing an important role in his development from a promising academy member into a senior England international.

“He has played a massive part,” he said. “He has helped me a lot when he was here.

“He rang me up after the game to say how proud and happy he was that I made my debut for the England senior team.

“He said ‘don't stop now, just keep going’."

Shaw played the second half of England’s 1-0 win over Denmark, producing an impressive and assured performance in the final fixture before Roy Hodgson names his World Cup squad.

After the game, Hodgson was full of praise for the teenager, as was Wayne Rooney.

“He did really well,” said the Manchester United striker.

“He was comfortable on the ball, he is a good athlete and he is really quick. It’s down to the manager now.”

However, following Wednesday’s game, Hodgson appeared no closer to deciding whether Shaw or Ashley Cole, who turned in a good display in the first-half, would go to Brazil as understudy to first-choice Leighton Baines.

Much may depend on how Shaw performs between now and the end of the season, starting with tomorrow’s game at Palace.

He will almost certainly at some stage have to contend with Puncheon, who can operate down the Eagles’ right, although tends to swap wings regularly during their games.

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8:17am Fri 7 Mar 14

Saintsayer II says...

Be like having the afternoon off for Luke
Be like having the afternoon off for Luke Saintsayer II
  • Score: 5

8:45am Fri 7 Mar 14

Clever Dick says...

Just stop him cutting inside. He's a one trick pony.
Just stop him cutting inside. He's a one trick pony. Clever Dick
  • Score: 4

8:48am Fri 7 Mar 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Just win the game please lads,I can't face a forth Saturday night in a row of not being able to bring myself to watch MoTD.
Just win the game please lads,I can't face a forth Saturday night in a row of not being able to bring myself to watch MoTD. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 14

11:07am Fri 7 Mar 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Nothing whatsoever to worry about here.

I really, really hope Tom Ince starts so that people can see how sh1t he is.
Nothing whatsoever to worry about here. I really, really hope Tom Ince starts so that people can see how sh1t he is. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 1

12:34pm Fri 7 Mar 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Nothing whatsoever to worry about here.

I really, really hope Tom Ince starts so that people can see how sh1t he is.
overrated because of his dad, in much the same way that nigel clough was overrated as a player and now as a manager. should any of beckhams kids ever become professional footballers they will be hailed as the second coming!
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Nothing whatsoever to worry about here. I really, really hope Tom Ince starts so that people can see how sh1t he is.[/p][/quote]overrated because of his dad, in much the same way that nigel clough was overrated as a player and now as a manager. should any of beckhams kids ever become professional footballers they will be hailed as the second coming! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 1

1:00pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Costa Baz says...

Shaw won't need to worry about him. Morgan will stop him before he reaches him.
Shaw won't need to worry about him. Morgan will stop him before he reaches him. Costa Baz
  • Score: 4

1:37pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Santa Retfordia says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Nothing whatsoever to worry about here.

I really, really hope Tom Ince starts so that people can see how sh1t he is.
overrated because of his dad, in much the same way that nigel clough was overrated as a player and now as a manager. should any of beckhams kids ever become professional footballers they will be hailed as the second coming!
Innit!
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Nothing whatsoever to worry about here. I really, really hope Tom Ince starts so that people can see how sh1t he is.[/p][/quote]overrated because of his dad, in much the same way that nigel clough was overrated as a player and now as a manager. should any of beckhams kids ever become professional footballers they will be hailed as the second coming![/p][/quote]Innit! Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 1

2:40pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Mush On The Beach says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Nothing whatsoever to worry about here.

I really, really hope Tom Ince starts so that people can see how sh1t he is.
overrated because of his dad, in much the same way that nigel clough was overrated as a player and now as a manager. should any of beckhams kids ever become professional footballers they will be hailed as the second coming!
Innit!
No it ain’t innit.
I think you boys may have your own agendas for dissing sons of previous top footy personalities and should maybe have a closer look at yourselves.
Personally, I would say it’s a tough gig to be the son of a football celebrity and they should be given a chance by Joe Public to blossom and don’t get sucked into the journo hyped sensationalism.
Nigel Clough was a half decent footballer, earned his managerial stripes at Burton, oversaw a steady ship in a cost-cutting frenzy at Derby and by all accounts is doing a great job a Sheffield United.
Tom Ince, I have to confess I have not seen enough of to pass judgment, but I wish him well and hope the kid has a great career.
I wonder if the likes of Frank Lampard, Kasper Schmeichel, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordi Cruyff or Ian Wright’s boys would have thanked you for your negative energy when they started out.
No hard feelings, Mush Van Basten Junior.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Nothing whatsoever to worry about here. I really, really hope Tom Ince starts so that people can see how sh1t he is.[/p][/quote]overrated because of his dad, in much the same way that nigel clough was overrated as a player and now as a manager. should any of beckhams kids ever become professional footballers they will be hailed as the second coming![/p][/quote]Innit![/p][/quote]No it ain’t innit. I think you boys may have your own agendas for dissing sons of previous top footy personalities and should maybe have a closer look at yourselves. Personally, I would say it’s a tough gig to be the son of a football celebrity and they should be given a chance by Joe Public to blossom and don’t get sucked into the journo hyped sensationalism. Nigel Clough was a half decent footballer, earned his managerial stripes at Burton, oversaw a steady ship in a cost-cutting frenzy at Derby and by all accounts is doing a great job a Sheffield United. Tom Ince, I have to confess I have not seen enough of to pass judgment, but I wish him well and hope the kid has a great career. I wonder if the likes of Frank Lampard, Kasper Schmeichel, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordi Cruyff or Ian Wright’s boys would have thanked you for your negative energy when they started out. No hard feelings, Mush Van Basten Junior. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 5

5:17pm Fri 7 Mar 14

BracknellSaint says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Nothing whatsoever to worry about here.

I really, really hope Tom Ince starts so that people can see how sh1t he is.
overrated because of his dad, in much the same way that nigel clough was overrated as a player and now as a manager. should any of beckhams kids ever become professional footballers they will be hailed as the second coming!
That's a bit unfair in my opinion.
Tom Ince-yes, got a lot of press because of his dad, but at least he stayed down in the Championship to learn his trade, and might turn out to be a decent player-and there were PLENTY on here banging on about how we should buy him, over the last two years( not for me for the record, not sure he's good enough for us, but decent all the same)
And as for Clough, actually always thought he was a very tidy midifelder in his day-kept the ball well, and passed accurately-some of the trends the modern England sides have lacked. He's done ok in the lower leagues as a manager, and been pretty loyal at his clubs, when he had the chance to jump earlier.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Nothing whatsoever to worry about here. I really, really hope Tom Ince starts so that people can see how sh1t he is.[/p][/quote]overrated because of his dad, in much the same way that nigel clough was overrated as a player and now as a manager. should any of beckhams kids ever become professional footballers they will be hailed as the second coming![/p][/quote]That's a bit unfair in my opinion. Tom Ince-yes, got a lot of press because of his dad, but at least he stayed down in the Championship to learn his trade, and might turn out to be a decent player-and there were PLENTY on here banging on about how we should buy him, over the last two years( not for me for the record, not sure he's good enough for us, but decent all the same) And as for Clough, actually always thought he was a very tidy midifelder in his day-kept the ball well, and passed accurately-some of the trends the modern England sides have lacked. He's done ok in the lower leagues as a manager, and been pretty loyal at his clubs, when he had the chance to jump earlier. BracknellSaint
  • Score: 4

5:59pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Jan28th1984 says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Nothing whatsoever to worry about here.

I really, really hope Tom Ince starts so that people can see how sh1t he is.
overrated because of his dad, in much the same way that nigel clough was overrated as a player and now as a manager. should any of beckhams kids ever become professional footballers they will be hailed as the second coming!
That's a bit unfair in my opinion.
Tom Ince-yes, got a lot of press because of his dad, but at least he stayed down in the Championship to learn his trade, and might turn out to be a decent player-and there were PLENTY on here banging on about how we should buy him, over the last two years( not for me for the record, not sure he's good enough for us, but decent all the same)
And as for Clough, actually always thought he was a very tidy midifelder in his day-kept the ball well, and passed accurately-some of the trends the modern England sides have lacked. He's done ok in the lower leagues as a manager, and been pretty loyal at his clubs, when he had the chance to jump earlier.
He has certainly lit up Sheffield United this season......
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Nothing whatsoever to worry about here. I really, really hope Tom Ince starts so that people can see how sh1t he is.[/p][/quote]overrated because of his dad, in much the same way that nigel clough was overrated as a player and now as a manager. should any of beckhams kids ever become professional footballers they will be hailed as the second coming![/p][/quote]That's a bit unfair in my opinion. Tom Ince-yes, got a lot of press because of his dad, but at least he stayed down in the Championship to learn his trade, and might turn out to be a decent player-and there were PLENTY on here banging on about how we should buy him, over the last two years( not for me for the record, not sure he's good enough for us, but decent all the same) And as for Clough, actually always thought he was a very tidy midifelder in his day-kept the ball well, and passed accurately-some of the trends the modern England sides have lacked. He's done ok in the lower leagues as a manager, and been pretty loyal at his clubs, when he had the chance to jump earlier.[/p][/quote]He has certainly lit up Sheffield United this season...... Jan28th1984
  • Score: 1

9:11pm Fri 7 Mar 14

hedge end bob says...

I wonder who will be the first too attempt to head the ball after our first corner ??
I wonder who will be the first too attempt to head the ball after our first corner ?? hedge end bob
  • Score: 0

7:24pm Mon 17 Mar 14

saintmac says...

I thought his loan agreement included a clause saying he could not play against us?
I thought his loan agreement included a clause saying he could not play against us? saintmac
  • Score: 0

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