Saints boss wants Puncheon to stay

Jason Puncheon

Jason Puncheon

First published in Saints News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

Mauricio Pochettino has added his name to the growing list of people who want to see Jason Puncheon handed a new Saints contract.

The midfielder’s current deal expires at the end of the season but as yet there is no sign of a new contract for the 26-year-old.

Puncheon has proven himself as a Premier League player with a string of excellent displays since Saints won promotion and there has been a growing clamour for the club to tie him down to an extended spell at St Mary’s with other clubs said to be circling.

Pochettino said: “I myself haven’t spoken anything about his contract.

“I’ve only recently arrived so my first priority has to be the whole of the team, not just one player. There are certain movements that were already happening with players when I arrived.

“In the coming weeks we will be speaking at a club level with the appropriate people to decide on the matters of players at the club.

“Puncheon is a player I am counting on and he is a player that has certain qualities and skills that are good for the team so, yes, I’d like him to stay.”

Full story and more Saints news in today's Daily Echo

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6:52am Sat 23 Feb 13

RedArmy1 says...

PUNCH CAN GET EVEN BETTER !!

We have a battle with the toon - SAINTS TO COME OUT ON TOP.

Read Adam in the Echo - but now MP must exercise final tweak for THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON to achieve consistent success of WIN-WIN-WIN.

Fans are part of that process in posting about how we can improve our play on the Pitch.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

Our Spec*** ****** Red Faction are NUMBER ONE in the SOUTH.

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY.


RED ARMY 2013. FIGHT AND WIN.
PUNCH CAN GET EVEN BETTER !! We have a battle with the toon - SAINTS TO COME OUT ON TOP. Read Adam in the Echo - but now MP must exercise final tweak for THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON to achieve consistent success of WIN-WIN-WIN. Fans are part of that process in posting about how we can improve our play on the Pitch. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. Our Spec*** ****** Red Faction are NUMBER ONE in the SOUTH. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY. RED ARMY 2013. FIGHT AND WIN. RedArmy1
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6:54am Sat 23 Feb 13

letshaveabeer says...

He wasn't going to say he's rubbish is he. Can't see what else he could say without causing disruption hence pretty pointless question. A better one would be where do you feel the team needs improving in the summer.
He wasn't going to say he's rubbish is he. Can't see what else he could say without causing disruption hence pretty pointless question. A better one would be where do you feel the team needs improving in the summer. letshaveabeer
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6:54am Sat 23 Feb 13

letshaveabeer says...

He wasn't going to say he's rubbish is he. Can't see what else he could say without causing disruption hence pretty pointless question. A better one would be where do you feel the team needs improving in the summer.
He wasn't going to say he's rubbish is he. Can't see what else he could say without causing disruption hence pretty pointless question. A better one would be where do you feel the team needs improving in the summer. letshaveabeer
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6:56am Sat 23 Feb 13

Tirau Dan says...

Nice to know.. but who did Poch say it to and when please?
Nice to know.. but who did Poch say it to and when please? Tirau Dan
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7:03am Sat 23 Feb 13

StevieSteve says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
Nice to know.. but who did Poch say it to and when please?
To the world, at the press conference, yesterday.
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: Nice to know.. but who did Poch say it to and when please?[/p][/quote]To the world, at the press conference, yesterday. StevieSteve
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7:44am Sat 23 Feb 13

Tirau Dan says...

StevieSteve wrote:
Tirau Dan wrote:
Nice to know.. but who did Poch say it to and when please?
To the world, at the press conference, yesterday.
cheers looking at it on the player now.. ta
[quote][p][bold]StevieSteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: Nice to know.. but who did Poch say it to and when please?[/p][/quote]To the world, at the press conference, yesterday.[/p][/quote]cheers looking at it on the player now.. ta Tirau Dan
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8:13am Sat 23 Feb 13

Tirau Dan says...

Enjoyed the Poch Press Conference.. He really shows smart experienced answers. Poch impresses me a confident man and is very intelligent in football.. his years of International football give him an air of quiet command.
Enjoyed the Poch Press Conference.. He really shows smart experienced answers. Poch impresses me a confident man and is very intelligent in football.. his years of International football give him an air of quiet command. Tirau Dan
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8:15am Sat 23 Feb 13

Tirau Dan says...

Gazza very young needs to polish his skills.... to stay at SFC.

Players enjoying double training sessions.. everything is for the betterment of the team..... I loved that!
Gazza very young needs to polish his skills.... to stay at SFC. Players enjoying double training sessions.. everything is for the betterment of the team..... I loved that! Tirau Dan
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