It’s not just on the pitch where Austrian gaffer Ralph Hasenhuttl seems to be having a positive effect at Southampton following his appointment at St Mary’s Stadium.
Now I’m not saying he’s off conducting our commercial affairs in his spare time, but with the club seemingly on the rise again under his charge with some renewed spirit and belief amongst the players, as well as his belief in our youngsters, we’ve bagged ourselves England’s first home game away from Wembley since Gareth Southgate’s side previously played Switzerland at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium back in September 2018.
It has been confirmed that England will welcome Kosovo to St Mary’s soil for a Group A European Championship 2020 qualifier on September 10, and the first ever meeting between the two nations will kick off at 7.45pm.
England are top of Group A having beaten the Czech Republic 5-0 at Wembley, and Montenegro 5-1 previously, and Southampton fans will be eagerly awaiting news as to whether those in attendance will see our own in the shirt.
Having been drafted into the last squad, James Ward-Prowse will certainly be hoping to gain another cap on more familiar soil.