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Southampton: Kayne Ramsay is thriving on loan

Taking into account how Southampton currently have three players in their squad that predominantly play in the right-back position with Kyle Walker-Peters, Valentino Livramento and Yan Valery who are all relatively young, it would seem as though Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has enough options in that area for the time being.

However, it looks as though the club have another individual that could potentially give Hasenhuttl a big headache as to who he plays in that position for the foreseeable future.

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21-year-old right-back Kayne Ramsay is currently on a season-long loan deal at League One side Crewe Alexandra.

During his time at the club, Ramsay has managed to make 14 appearances for Crewe across all competitions so far this season, predominantly playing as a right-back but also as a centre-back and right-midfielder on the odd occasion.

That shows that not only is he a versatile player that has been very useful for Crewe, but also that he’s getting a lot of minutes under his belt, which should be pleasing for everyone at Southampton.

Specifically, Ramsay has managed to rack up an average of 2.2 clearances and tackles per game in League One so far this season, which is similar to Livramento who has managed to make 2.4 tackles per game in the Premier League this season.

After joining Southampton’s U18 side back in 2017 from Chelsea’s youth academy on a free transfer, the defender, who is currently valued at £225k according to Transfermarkt, has made 27 appearances for Southampton’s U18 side, scoring three goals and providing four assists in the process.

Ramsay has also made 42 appearances for Southampton’s B team and four for the senior side as well as spending a previous loan spell with Shrewsbury Town.

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Moving forward, if Ramsay, who has been described as an “athletic” player by former Shrewsbury manager Sam Ricketts, continues to impress for Crewe, he could well find himself in the running to be a regular figure for the Saints when he returns, giving Hasenhuttl a big choice to make over who plays in the right-back position.

In our view, with Southampton signing Livramento last summer and having had him play in all of their league games so far this season, it seems that he could possibly be Ramsay’s biggest competition for the right-back spot at St. Mary’s in the future.

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