CONFIRMED: Southampton line-up v KSK Hasselt - Pelle makes debut

Here is how Southampton will line up for their latest pre-season friendly:

Southampton starting XI: K Davis, McCarthy, Stephens, Hooiveld, Targett, Cork, Ward-Prowse, S. Davis, Tadic, Isgrove, Pelle

Subs: Boruc, Gazzaniga, Chambers, Fonte, Yoshida, Turnbull, Flanagan, Reed, Sharp

Southampton continue their pre-season campaign with a friendly match against Belgian side KSK Hasselt this evening.

Ronald Koeman’s first match in charge saw the Saints run out 4-0 winners against Hoensbroek and he will be hoping for a similar score-line and performance today.

With a number of last season’s start performers no longer at the club, it is up to those who remain to prove that life goes on without Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana.

Southampton’s youth set-up is such that Koeman should be quietly confident of continuing the good work of former managers Nigel Adkins and Mauricio Pochettino.

And that work starts now, with the youngsters looking to impress prior to the start of what will be a very interesting campaign at St Mary’s.

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