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Southampton fans in full voice ahead of Championship play-off final

As they flocked into London Waterloo station this afternoon, Southampton fans were in full voice as they began to make their presence in the capital city known ahead of their side's Championship play-off final with Leeds United on May 26.

Having already secured two victories against Daniel Farke's men this season, Saints fans will be hoping for more of the same come the final whistle.

‘The Saints go marching in' – Southampton fans arrive at London Waterloo

Southampton fans at the Championship play-off final
Photo by Icon Sport

Southampton fans make their presence known

Of course, club size is by nature an incredibly subjective topic., however, the vast majority of football supporters in the country would consider Leeds United to be bigger than Southampton.

Despite that, the Saints supporters were keen to make their presence known upon their arrival in London, as they rolled into Waterloo bellowing chants as they marched.

It was truly a sight to behold, and large groups of the general public congregated in the station to watch on.

With Leeds heading into the fixture as favourites in the eyes of almost everybody, Russell Martin's side will need that level of noise from their fanbase throughout the final if the Seaside club are to prevail and earn that all-important promotion to the Premier League.

A first for Southampton

Given their iconic place within the English football pyramid, you could be forgiven for assuming that a side the calibre of Southamtpon are well-versed in the high-pressure environment that is a Championship play-off final.

But, that couldn't be any further from the truth.

In fact, this is the first time that the Saints have ever competed in a play-off final, and as such, nerves could play a huge role in the outcome of this fixture. That doesn't necessarily have to be a negative impact, and the players have an opportunity to use those nerves as motivation to secure the club's first-ever victory in such a game.


Harry Dowsett

Freelance football writer with experience writing for multiple digital platforms, such as GIVEMESPORT. Recently graduated from Portsmouth University with a media studies degree - completing a dissertation on the evolution of sports journalism in the process. He has a love for Arsenal Football Club and a passion for football as a whole.

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