Date: 4th September 2018 at 8:00am
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I think it’s fair to say that Southampton centre-half Wesley Hoedt splits the fanbase.

Having come in from Lazio in a reported £15million deal in August 2017, the 24-year-old has had both ups and downs but he did make 32 appearances during his maiden year at St Mary’s Stadium but we all know it was a difficult season so it wasn’t the best year for him to try and make the adjustment to the Premier League given the way we struggled in general.

Manager Mark Hughes seems to like him and he’s featured regularly in the starting eleven under him and he has featured in all four Premier League games so far, including last weekend’s victory over Crystal Palace.

With a 2-0 win as we picked up our first three points of the season, whilst it was far from perfect in terms of the overall performance, there was plenty to be positive about and Hoedt came in for some good praise following the full-time whistle for his efforts on the day.

The jury might still be out on him for a large number of fans, but more individual showings like that will soon have more on board.

 

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