Fringe stars to get their chance

Basingstoke Gazette: Sam Gallagher Sam Gallagher

Mauricio Pochettino will give his fringe stars the remaining five games of the season to prove to him he doesn’t need to dip into the transfer market to replace Jay Rodriguez.

The Saints top scorer could be out until the end of the year after rupturing the cruciate ligament in his right knee at Manchester City last weekend.

Pochettino has described his squad as short on numbers and he can barely afford to be without one of his leading lights for such a significant period of time.

As such, the manager may have to delve into the transfer market this summer to fill the void.

However, he will to allow the likes of Gaston Ramirez, when he returns from an ankle injury, and Sam Gallagher, amongst others, to prove he doesn’t need to add to the squad to cover for his stricken star.

He said: “I can see that happening.

“Every game is a very good opportunity for every player to show their worth, to show their quality.

“We need to analyse the performance of every single player to see what we can do in the future.”

He added: “There is still time to analyse that situation.

“There are five games left in the season and we are facing a very long summer.”

Pochettino also played down fears that other World Cup hopefuls may be more tentative in the final weeks of the campaign after seeing the Rodriguez injury.

“I don’t think so. Every player that steps onto the pitch doesn’t think about getting injuries,” said the Saints boss.

“They think about doing as best as possible and showing the England national manager that they can do too as best as they can to get into the national side.”

Rodriguez has yet to undergo surgery on his ACL with the Saints medical staff trying to get the swelling down – his minimum six months of rehabilitation starts immediately after surgery – but Pochettino believes the £7m man will come back stronger.

“I am certain he is going to become reinforced out of this situation and become stronger out of this situation,” insisted Pochettino.

“No player likes to go through the situation he is about to go through but I am positive that he’s going to return reinvigorated from this difficult situation he is in.

“It’s clear that we are all very sad for his situation.

“It is a heavy blow to withstand.

“We know he’s a very strong character and an optimist and he’s doing well mentally.

“He has the full support of the entire squad and the entire club and what’s important right now is that we know exactly when his surgery is going to happen, he recovers as best as possible and he’s on his road back to fitness as soon as possible.”

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10:07am Sat 12 Apr 14

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

SPOT ON ... EXACTLY WHAT IS NEEDED.

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY.
SPOT ON ... EXACTLY WHAT IS NEEDED. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY. REDARMYRULETHESOUTH
  • Score: 11

10:17am Sat 12 Apr 14

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

MESSAGE FROM RED ARMY 1 :

THE NORTHAM RULE THE ROOST -

Itchen N may have a few songbirds at the back like Kingsland North last season but the TOP BOYS ARE ALWAYS IN THE NORTHAM.

THE SOUTH COAST IS OURS - WE HATE POMPEY.
MESSAGE FROM RED ARMY 1 : THE NORTHAM RULE THE ROOST - Itchen N may have a few songbirds at the back like Kingsland North last season but the TOP BOYS ARE ALWAYS IN THE NORTHAM. THE SOUTH COAST IS OURS - WE HATE POMPEY. REDARMYRULETHESOUTH
  • Score: 4

10:26am Sat 12 Apr 14

Jan28th1984 says...

I am (or will be!) in the Kingsland/Northam corner where the mooshes are.

Give Omar Rowe a chance today!
I am (or will be!) in the Kingsland/Northam corner where the mooshes are. Give Omar Rowe a chance today! Jan28th1984
  • Score: 3

10:31am Sat 12 Apr 14

Abbey Saint says...

“We need to analyse the performance of every single player to see what we can do in the future.”

“There are five games left in the season and we are facing a very long summer.”

Couldn't be a clearer message that he wants to stay
“We need to analyse the performance of every single player to see what we can do in the future.” “There are five games left in the season and we are facing a very long summer.” Couldn't be a clearer message that he wants to stay Abbey Saint
  • Score: 9

10:35am Sat 12 Apr 14

Rising_Son says...

Abbey Saint wrote:
“We need to analyse the performance of every single player to see what we can do in the future.”

“There are five games left in the season and we are facing a very long summer.”

Couldn't be a clearer message that he wants to stay
If you take it that way, he certainly seems to be happy to talk about his future, but not about rumours about his future.
[quote][p][bold]Abbey Saint[/bold] wrote: “We need to analyse the performance of every single player to see what we can do in the future.” “There are five games left in the season and we are facing a very long summer.” Couldn't be a clearer message that he wants to stay[/p][/quote]If you take it that way, he certainly seems to be happy to talk about his future, but not about rumours about his future. Rising_Son
  • Score: -1

10:39am Sat 12 Apr 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Spot on!

We should all be positive and go right on supporting ALL our Saints very loudly throughout every match they play.

Onward and upward the Southampton Way!!!
Spot on! We should all be positive and go right on supporting ALL our Saints very loudly throughout every match they play. Onward and upward the Southampton Way!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 9

10:41am Sat 12 Apr 14

Confucious says...

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
MESSAGE FROM RED ARMY 1 :

THE NORTHAM RULE THE ROOST -

Itchen N may have a few songbirds at the back like Kingsland North last season but the TOP BOYS ARE ALWAYS IN THE NORTHAM.

THE SOUTH COAST IS OURS - WE HATE POMPEY.
RULE SOUTHAMPTON,
SOUTHAMPTON RULES THE SOUTH.
HAMPSHIRE NEVER NEVER NEVER, WILL BE, POO.
[quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: MESSAGE FROM RED ARMY 1 : THE NORTHAM RULE THE ROOST - Itchen N may have a few songbirds at the back like Kingsland North last season but the TOP BOYS ARE ALWAYS IN THE NORTHAM. THE SOUTH COAST IS OURS - WE HATE POMPEY.[/p][/quote]RULE SOUTHAMPTON, SOUTHAMPTON RULES THE SOUTH. HAMPSHIRE NEVER NEVER NEVER, WILL BE, POO. Confucious
  • Score: 0

10:44am Sat 12 Apr 14

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
Spot on! We should all be positive and go right on supporting ALL our Saints very loudly throughout every match they play. Onward and upward the Southampton Way!!!
FROM RED ARMY 6 NORTHAM

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB LOUDLY - HONOUR THE BADGE.

EVERY GAME - WE FIGHT TO WIN
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Spot on! We should all be positive and go right on supporting ALL our Saints very loudly throughout every match they play. Onward and upward the Southampton Way!!![/p][/quote]FROM RED ARMY 6 NORTHAM SUPPORT YOUR CLUB LOUDLY - HONOUR THE BADGE. EVERY GAME - WE FIGHT TO WIN REDARMYRULETHESOUTH
  • Score: 4

10:48am Sat 12 Apr 14

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

Confucious wrote:
REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote: MESSAGE FROM RED ARMY 1 : THE NORTHAM RULE THE ROOST - Itchen N may have a few songbirds at the back like Kingsland North last season but the TOP BOYS ARE ALWAYS IN THE NORTHAM. THE SOUTH COAST IS OURS - WE HATE POMPEY.
RULE SOUTHAMPTON, SOUTHAMPTON RULES THE SOUTH. HAMPSHIRE NEVER NEVER NEVER, WILL BE, POO.
FROM RED ARMY WE HATE POMPEY.

SHA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA - WHO THE **** IS LAUGHING NOW.

WE ARE.

IF YOU REALLY ******** HATE THEM - GIVE THE THUMBS UP.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: MESSAGE FROM RED ARMY 1 : THE NORTHAM RULE THE ROOST - Itchen N may have a few songbirds at the back like Kingsland North last season but the TOP BOYS ARE ALWAYS IN THE NORTHAM. THE SOUTH COAST IS OURS - WE HATE POMPEY.[/p][/quote]RULE SOUTHAMPTON, SOUTHAMPTON RULES THE SOUTH. HAMPSHIRE NEVER NEVER NEVER, WILL BE, POO.[/p][/quote]FROM RED ARMY WE HATE POMPEY. SHA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA - WHO THE **** IS LAUGHING NOW. WE ARE. IF YOU REALLY ******** HATE THEM - GIVE THE THUMBS UP. REDARMYRULETHESOUTH
  • Score: 18

11:21am Sat 12 Apr 14

Jan28th1984 says...

Right - I'm off - let's go Saints, let's stick it up the sheepshaggers - good luck fellas, dont get into any fights with the stewards/police/visi
tors/visiting sheep/programme sellers.

COYS
Right - I'm off - let's go Saints, let's stick it up the sheepshaggers - good luck fellas, dont get into any fights with the stewards/police/visi tors/visiting sheep/programme sellers. COYS Jan28th1984
  • Score: 2

11:51am Sat 12 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Let's hope their defence is a bit leeky today.
Let's hope their defence is a bit leeky today. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

11:54am Sat 12 Apr 14

Meribelsaint says...

Jan28th1984 wrote:
I am (or will be!) in the Kingsland/Northam corner where the mooshes are.

Give Omar Rowe a chance today!
I would also like to see Rowe get a run out today. Without Jay Rod we will lack any real pace up top and Rowe has got bags of it.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: I am (or will be!) in the Kingsland/Northam corner where the mooshes are. Give Omar Rowe a chance today![/p][/quote]I would also like to see Rowe get a run out today. Without Jay Rod we will lack any real pace up top and Rowe has got bags of it. COYR Meribelsaint
  • Score: 0

12:23pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Tirau Dan says...

Meribelsaint wrote:
Jan28th1984 wrote:
I am (or will be!) in the Kingsland/Northam corner where the mooshes are.

Give Omar Rowe a chance today!
I would also like to see Rowe get a run out today. Without Jay Rod we will lack any real pace up top and Rowe has got bags of it.
COYR
Poch Picks and we support but I'd love to see Sam start with a slap on the back and every one of the lads telling him to get in there and find the net... Rickie would love a couple today and would love to provide a couple for Sam.. Omar on the bench and ten at the end.. super stuff I love the bits we've seen.. I'd also love to see An Adam hattrick but I'm not greedy. 3pts is all we really want please.even from a 99m dodgy pen.. COYR .
[quote][p][bold]Meribelsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: I am (or will be!) in the Kingsland/Northam corner where the mooshes are. Give Omar Rowe a chance today![/p][/quote]I would also like to see Rowe get a run out today. Without Jay Rod we will lack any real pace up top and Rowe has got bags of it. COYR[/p][/quote]Poch Picks and we support but I'd love to see Sam start with a slap on the back and every one of the lads telling him to get in there and find the net... Rickie would love a couple today and would love to provide a couple for Sam.. Omar on the bench and ten at the end.. super stuff I love the bits we've seen.. I'd also love to see An Adam hattrick but I'm not greedy. 3pts is all we really want please.even from a 99m dodgy pen.. COYR . Tirau Dan
  • Score: 2

12:46pm Sat 12 Apr 14

CB FRY LIVES says...

Jan28th1984 wrote:
I am (or will be!) in the Kingsland/Northam corner where the mooshes are.

Give Omar Rowe a chance today!
I agree OMAR ROWE desrves a chance..Be bold MO PO and play the likes of Omar Rowe rather than GULY DO PRADO. We all know what Guly can do but the future belongs to our young academy players like Rowe,Jake Sinclair,Harry Reed,Jordan Turnbull and of course SAM GALLAGHER.
COYR LETS GET 3 POINTS TODAY AND HAMMER ANOTHER NAIL IN CARDIFF'S RELEGATION COFFIN.
IN MO PO WE TRUST.
[quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: I am (or will be!) in the Kingsland/Northam corner where the mooshes are. Give Omar Rowe a chance today![/p][/quote]I agree OMAR ROWE desrves a chance..Be bold MO PO and play the likes of Omar Rowe rather than GULY DO PRADO. We all know what Guly can do but the future belongs to our young academy players like Rowe,Jake Sinclair,Harry Reed,Jordan Turnbull and of course SAM GALLAGHER. COYR LETS GET 3 POINTS TODAY AND HAMMER ANOTHER NAIL IN CARDIFF'S RELEGATION COFFIN. IN MO PO WE TRUST. CB FRY LIVES
  • Score: 0

12:52pm Sat 12 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

U18's won at Bloton 1 0 Ryan Seager penalty, the future Rickie?
U18's won at Bloton 1 0 Ryan Seager penalty, the future Rickie? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

12:53pm Sat 12 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

That's Bloton Wanderers!
That's Bloton Wanderers! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -7

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