Southampton make history with England call-ups

While the international break tends to be quiet one for clubs, Southampton have something to celebrate with regards to their England contingent.

The Saints’ official website has revealed that it is only the second time in the club’s history that four players have been included in a senior England squad.

Goalkeeper Fraser Forster and Ryan Bertrand were called up by manager Gareth Southgate as expected, while James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond made the cut for the first time.

The last time that Southampton had four players representing England was in 2014 when Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez, Luke Shaw and Rickie Lambert were included for a friendly with Denmark at Wembley.

The coastal club had a spell of just over 10 years without a player gracing the international stage for the Three Lions before 2014, but now they have regulars.

While a handful of first-team players prepare for international friendlies and World Cup qualifiers, the rest of the Southampton squad will look ahead to the next Premier League fixture.

On April 1, domestic action will resume again, with the Saints facing Bournemouth at St Mary’s.