Sport Southampton welcome Burnley on the opening day

12:46  14 june  2018
12:46  14 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Southampton goalkeeper Taylor offered deal extension

  Southampton goalkeeper Taylor offered deal extension Southampton have offered goalkeeper Stuart Taylor a contract extension, with his current deal set to expire this summer. The former Arsenal and Manchester City goalkeeper who is famed for having made staggeringly few appearances in all competitions, less than 100, in his over 20-year career, was signed by Southampton in 2016 having been released from Leeds prior to spending a year without a club. Despite not making a single appearance, the Saints offered him a one-year extension last summer and despite him again failing to make a single appearance last season, the South Coast club have done so once again. This was confirmed by the Premier League, who have now released the retained list from all 20 Premier League clubs. Taylor joins Tyreke Johnson, Kingsley Latham, Aaron O’Driscoll and Joseph Rose in having been offered a new deal.

Match Preview: Southampton vs Burnley . All you need to know ahead of the visit of Burnley to St Burnley substitution: Steven Defour replaces Jeff Hendrick. A first change of the day for the visitors. It's matchday! 😇. A big welcome from St Mary's for today's Premier League match against Burnley !

Sam Vokes scored his third goal of the season, having scored twice in the opening - day win at Chelsea. Burnley manager Sean Dyche hailed his "fantastic" side after their narrow win at Southampton moved them level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea and fifth-placed Arsenal.

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Southampton will welcome Burnley on the opening day of the new Premier League season, the club have confirmed.

Following a relegation fight last season, Mark Hughes has been given a favourable opening run of fixtures.

Games against Everton and Leicester follow the Burnley match, before fixtures against Palace, Brighton and Liverpool in September, meaning the Saints face just one of the top six in the opening two months of the campaign.

Hughes will be bracing himself for a tricky Christmas period with games against Arsenal, Huddersfield, West Ham and Manchester City.

Southampton will then make the trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on New Years’ Day.

The Saints will be confident about their end-of-season run-in with games against Newcastle, Bournemouth and West Ham before finishing the season at home to Huddersfield.

As with every year, fixtures and kick-off times are all subject to change as and when the relevant games are chosen for broadcasting.

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