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Southampton tell fans to ‘bring the noise’ ahead of play-off semi-final second leg

Southampton have encouraged their supporters to arrive early, be in the red and white club colours, and “bring the noise” ahead of Friday’s play-off semi-final second leg against West Bromwich Albion. The first leg was a 0-0 draw at the Hawthorns, and the Saints will be looking to move a step closer to an instant return to the Premier League.

Southampton fans encouraged to show up early for play-off semi-final

The Southampton team bus will arrive at St. Mary’s Stadium at 6:15pm, with food and drink available for a discounted price up until 7:15pm. External bars will open at 5pm, while food and drink in the concourses will open an hour and a half later. As well as this, the club said: “We want the players to walk out to a sea of red and white as they arrive, as well as in the stands, so we encourage supporters to wear their colours.

“Whether it’s a new shirt or an old shirt, we’d love to see the Saints red and white army out in full force to make the most of an important second-leg home advantage.”

Head-to-head record

Russell Martin’s team are unbeaten against the Baggies this season, conceding only one goal in three matches. This includes a 2-1 back in November, thanks to Will Smallbone and Adam Armstrong. Southampton have only ever been in the play-offs once, when they lost to Derby County in the Championship semi-final in 2007.


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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