Five Southampton youngsters to join McQueen in the starting XI
Following injuries to first-choice left-backs Ryan Bertrand and Matt Targett in recent weeks, Sam McQueen – ANOTHER product of the infamous Southampton academy – has deputised and impressed on the left side of the back four in the Saints’ recent matches.
The 21-year-old, who had previously played in a more attacking role before Claude Puel came to the club, entered the action as a first-half substitute in the 3-1 win against Burnley at St Mary’s Stadium earlier this month, making his first appearance in the Premier League in the process. And he certainly made a positive impression on his top-flight debut, too, oozing composure as well as winning a penalty which Charlie Austin duly converted.
McQueen is one of a number of young players that have already been in and around the south coast outfit’s first team this term under Puel, and with a busy schedule ahead, FootballFanCast takes a look at FIVE players who could follow him into the starting XI in the coming weeks and months.