THERE are several obvious candidates for the exit door if Saints are aiming to trim their squad during the current transfer window.

While most of the talk revolves around which players the club could sign, this month is also a chance to either sell or loan out those who are currently out of favour at St Mary’s.

As revealed in the Daily Echo last month, several players are out of contract in the summer.

Jason Puncheon, now free to talk to foreign clubs if any were interested, is the only one currently in the first team picture who is seeking a new deal.

Others include Danny Butterfield, Frazer Richardson, right, Richard Chaplow, Ryan Dickson, Danny Seaborne and Tommy Forecast.

In addition, strikers Lee Barnard and Jonathan Forte are well down the pecking order.

Full backs Butterfield and Dickson have yet to appear in the Premier League this season, so appear well out of the frame.


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