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Southampton fans call for Jake Hesketh return

Jake Hesketh came through the youth system at Southampton, before making his first-team debut for the club in December 2014 against Manchester United.

A talented attacking midfielder, Hesketh has scored once in four appearances for Southampton, but has not turned out for the club since the 2016-17 campaign.

Indeed, Hesketh is currently on loan at Burton Albion, and scored his first goal for the League One outfit against Portsmouth on Tuesday night.

It really was a super effort from the 22-year-old, and he will be looking for regular football at Burton before potentially challenging for a first-team spot at Southampton in the future.

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Hesketh is not currently in the plans of Southampton boss Mark Hughes, but the Premier League club’s fans have insisted that their manager should be looking at the midfielder as a potential first-team star.

For every Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw, there has been a Harrison Reed and Josh Sims, and it remains to be seen whether Hesketh can forge a career at St Mary’s.

A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Southampton fans can be seen below:

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