Shaw becomes youngest Saint to start in Premier League

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Teenage left-back Luke Shaw will today become the youngest ever Saints player to start a Premier League match, after being named in the lineup for the visit of Swansea.

Shaw, 17, was used as a late substitute in last Monday's 2-0 defeat at West Brom, but is in this afternoon's starting XI and will have the task of dealing with the visitors' club-record signing, Spanish winger Pablo Hernandez.

Academy graduate Shaw has made one start already for Saints this season, in the 4-1 Capital One Cup win at Stevenage in August.

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2:39pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Tony in Liberia says...

Best of luck son; hope you have a great game!

I hope it isn't too soon in your development, and you aren't being thrown in because the Satins fans have made Fox's position untenable - and yhat the ones who moan at Guly & Fox give you a chance to (a) play your way in, and (b) make a few mistakes without having to worry that the world is on your shoulders...
Best of luck son; hope you have a great game! I hope it isn't too soon in your development, and you aren't being thrown in because the Satins fans have made Fox's position untenable - and yhat the ones who moan at Guly & Fox give you a chance to (a) play your way in, and (b) make a few mistakes without having to worry that the world is on your shoulders... Tony in Liberia

2:44pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Datarater says...

I'm in spain hoping to listen to game on SaintsPlayer but can't get the audio. I'm ok with 'Latest News' so it seems like everything is OK but can't get the game.

Any ideas?
I'm in spain hoping to listen to game on SaintsPlayer but can't get the audio. I'm ok with 'Latest News' so it seems like everything is OK but can't get the game. Any ideas? Datarater

6:01pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Spirit of 58 says...

He played well today and came off with cramp - looks a good replacement for the future, goodness knows we needed it at LB.
He played well today and came off with cramp - looks a good replacement for the future, goodness knows we needed it at LB. Spirit of 58

7:48pm Sat 10 Nov 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

The boy done good, with match practice and full fitness we may have a real diamond here, you can see why the Prem scouts have been sniffing around for a while now.
The boy done good, with match practice and full fitness we may have a real diamond here, you can see why the Prem scouts have been sniffing around for a while now. OSPREYSAINT

8:10pm Sat 10 Nov 12

saintlysoul says...

Great performance well done!!!!! Good luck for the future!!!!!!!
Great performance well done!!!!! Good luck for the future!!!!!!! saintlysoul

8:10pm Sat 10 Nov 12

saintlysoul says...

Great performance well done!!!!! Good luck for the future!!!!!!!
Great performance well done!!!!! Good luck for the future!!!!!!! saintlysoul

3:13pm Sun 11 Nov 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

a good solid performance.bodes well for the future.but please nigel use him sparingly at first.home games and cup games for sure.away matches maybe.we do not want the young guy to suffer from burn out like several young players have suffered in the past.COYR
a good solid performance.bodes well for the future.but please nigel use him sparingly at first.home games and cup games for sure.away matches maybe.we do not want the young guy to suffer from burn out like several young players have suffered in the past.COYR CB FRY LIVES

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