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Ward-Prowse, Redmond and Forster reflect on "great week"

Southampton trio James Ward-Prowse, Nathan Redmond and Fraser Forster share their thoughts after being part of the England squad for games against Germany and Lithuania.
Ward-Prowse and Redmond were called up to the senior side for the first time and made their debuts in the 1-0 friendly defeat against Germany.
Goalkeeper Forster and left-back Ryan Bertrand have both been regulars for the country for a while now and it was pleasing to see two more Saints players link up with the Three Lions.

James Ward-Prowse:
"It's been a great week for us all and obviously for me personally.

"To get my first senior cap is a great honour and I've left the trip wanting more. It's a great challenge for us all here and hopefully it can lead onto better things as well.

"It was obviously a massive moment and one that you work very hard for. To come on against the world champions and sort of gain that experience can only make us better players and better people, so it's left…

Redmond and Ward-Prowse latest Saints stars to represent England

Southampton duo Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse represented the England senior side for the first time to add to the growing number of Saints players to pull on the famous Three Lions shirt.

Redmond 23, and Ward-Prowse 22,  came off the bench in the 1-0 defeat against Germany in Dortmund on Wednesday.

In recent years Southampton have provided the nation with a whole host of internationals. The current England squad includes four from the club for only the second time in history with Redmond and Ward-Prowse joined by goalkeeper Fraser Forster and left-back Ryan Bertrand.

The only other time this happened was in October 2014 when Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert were all involved in a friendly game at Wembley against Denmark.

Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Nathaniel Clyne and Michael Antonio are among the other notable ex-Southampton players to have gone on to represent their country in recent years. And further back there was Wayne Bridge and James…

Gabbiadini quick to make his mark at Southampton

Manolo Gabbiadini has been quick to make his mark at Southampton since sealing a move to St. Mary's for around £14 million from Napoli in the January transfer window.

The 25-year-old has sparked life into Claude Puel's Saints with a phenomenal return of five goals in his first three games for the club, finding the back of the net in each of his appearances so far.

Starting with a debut strike against West Ham, Gabbiadini continued to show his eye for goal away at Sunderland by finding the back of the net twice more.

Last weekend Southampton cruelly lost out to Manchester United in the EFL Cup Final at Wembley.

Saints were looking to win their first major trophy since 1976, but despite putting in a performance to be proud of, it was Jose Mourinho's United celebrating and lifting the trophy at the final whistle.

Southampton's star man was undoubtedly Gabbiadini in the 3-2 defeat. The big occasion calls for the big players to stand up and be counted and this is precisely …