Southampton FC Unveil New Third Kit, Extend Academy Products

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Lots of Southampton FC news to cover today, with quite a few developments occurring within the past few hours. Let’s dive right in with that hurried third kit reveal. Saints will head to AFC Bournemouth on Sunday, and given how their opponents also sport red stripes on their shirts, Southampton had to hurry up and unveil their new third kit today, so it was in advance of the weekend fixture.

You can’t have a very confusing color clash going on during the game, right?!

Right.

Have another look here at that new Southampton FC strip, an all white third kit:

Here are some photos of the regular Southampton FC kit, for comparison sake:

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Next we move to the announcement of contract extensions for two players. The St. Mary’s outfit sent out a press release sating that: “Academy graduate Jake Hesketh has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract.

Hesketh’s new deal, which will run until 2021, sees him extend his commitment to the club he has been at since the age of eight.

The 20 year-old, who made his Saints debut in December 2014, is currently working his way back from an injury suffered in October.”

Harrison Reed(left) and Jake Hesketh sign a contract with Southampton FC, pictured at The Staplewood Campus, Southampton, 15th December 2016

More Southampton FC news on this Thursday December 15th, with the club also announced another four and a half year contract for another academy graduate, Harrison Reed. The press release states that

“Reed, who made his breakthrough into the first team during the 2013/14 season, has put pen to paper on a deal that will tie him to St Mary’s until 2021. The 21 year-old has made 25 appearances in total for Saints so far, including four in all competitions this season.”

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