SAINTS’ first-team players and coaching staff are going to donate their wages from last Friday to the club’s Foundation.

It comes on the back of their humiliating 9-0 defeat to Leicester at St Mary’s – Saints’ biggest ever loss.

And after a weekend of trying to put the wrongs of that wretched evening right, they’ve announced the gesture, which totals more than £200,000.

All members of the squad and coaching staff were keen to do something on the back of Friday night and felt the donation was the right thing to do.

Saints’ Foundation works within the community, supporting both adults and children through the use of sport.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have the chance to respond to the Leicester loss on Tuesday evening when they face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup.

Things don’t get any easier for Saints after that, with them making another trip to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday for their Premier League encounter.

Saints currently find themselves in the relegation zone after the latest round of fixtures.

They are one point behind fellow strugglers Newcastle, who were pegged back by Wolves to draw 1-1 at St James’ Park.

A statement on the club’s website read: “Southampton Football Club’s first-team players and coaching staff have announced they will be donating their wages from last Friday to Saints Foundation.

"The squad has been in at Staplewood Campus throughout the weekend, working on putting things right for the club’s supporters.

"As the first step towards that, the group has decided that they wish to donate their wages from the day of the Leicester game to Saints Foundation, in order to help the vital work that is conducted by the charity.

"Saints Foundation works with 12,000 young people and adults of all ages every year, using the power and passion of sport to transform lives. 

"The players and staff are now directing all their energy and focus towards the two games in Manchester this week.”