If you measure a career by setting records, then Danny Wallace is up there with the best Saints have ever had to offer.

When he made his debut against Manchester United at Old Trafford on November 29, 1980, aged just 16 years and 314 days, he became the youngest player to appear in the Saints first team - a record that still stands today.

He is also one of the only set of three brothers to play in the same team in the modern era when he appeared for Saints alongside Rodney and Raymond.

Danny scored the first televised Saints goal at The Dell with his double against Liverpool in March 1984 - the overhead kick was voted goal of the season.

He also joined a very select band of players to score on both his England under-21 AND full international debut, the former against Greece at Fratton Park and the latter against Egypt in Cairo.

In his time at The Dell, Danny scored a hugely impressive 79 goals in 299 starts and 18 substitute appearances, during arguably the greatest spell in the club's history.

When he moved to Manchester United in 1989, it was for a then record fee for Saints of £1.2m.

Danny Wallace was born in Greenwich on January 21, 1964, and was given his first football at the age of eight - from then on he was hooked.

He joined Saints as a schoolboy in 1977, signed apprentice forms in 1980 and turned pro in 1982 before exciting the Saints crowd for almost a decade with his pace, power, skill and finishing prowess.

When the offer came to join Alex Ferguson at United, it proved too hard to turn down and there was an emotional parting of the ways between Danny and the Saints crowd.

The highlight of Danny's stint at United was lifting the FA Cup in 1990 when they beat Crystal Palace in the final. He also collected a Cup Winners' Cup medal in 1991, playing in the early rounds but not in the final.

Injuries, not known at the time to be linked to his multiple sclerosis, seriously hampered his chances at United and he then had brief spell at Millwall, Birmingham and Wycombe before hanging up his boots after being diagnosed with the disease.

His place in the Saints record books is assured but, more importantly, so is his place in the hearts and minds of all the Saints fans who had the privilege of watching him play during ten great years at The Dell.