A GALAXY of big-name stars are heading for St Mary's next month for the Danny Wallace testimonial.

The latest footballing legends to confirm their attendance for the eagerly awaited end-of-season clash at St Mary's on May 17 are former international heroes Paul Gascoigne, Bryan Robson and Ally McCoist.

The match is to raise money for former Saints legend Wallace who is now suffering from multiple sclerosis, but a large part of the proceeds will also go towards charity for the disease.

The exact line-ups will not be decided until just before the game, but a host of the game's greats are planning to be there.

They include John Barnes, Peter Beardsley, Gordon Strachan, Kevin Keegan, Les Ferdinand, Denis Irwin, Alan Ball, Mark Hughes, Charlie George, Ian Wright, Matt Le Tissier, Gary Pallister, Paul Ince, Paul Parker, Jimmy Case, Charlie Nicholas, David Armstrong, Lawrie McMenemy, Viv Anderson, Luther Blissett, Mickey Adams, Cyrille Regis, Glenn Cockerill, Steve Williams, Kevin Bond, Dennis Rofe, Kevin Moore, Nick Holmes, Francis Benali, Dave Beasant, Tim Flowers as well as brothers Ray and Rod Wallace.

"I am very excited about the evening," said Danny.

"My head has been spinning - I keep being asked to do interviews, it's like being a footballer again!

"It is going to be a good night. I've thought about walking out in front of the crowd again and I am a bit nervous about it all. But it will be nice to say thank-you to the fans of Southampton.

"It is really nice to think they remember me. I hope that the Southampton fans think I have entertained them and that I did well for them.

"They were brilliant to me."

Tickets for the match are already on sale to season-ticket holders at just £15 for adults and £5 for concessions and disabled.

Season ticket holders can claim their own seat until Monday April 26 when seats will be made available to members. Any remaining will go on general sale from May 10.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS is one of the most common diseases of the nervous system.

It affects people of virtually all ages around the world, with an estimated 2.5m sufferers.

The symptoms are diverse and often come and go without any pattern.

It is thought that MS occurs when nerves in the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to transmit signals.

Myelin, a complex substance that surrounds and insulates nerve fibres, is essential for nerves to function properly, but it is destroyed in MS.

The symptoms are wide-ranging and can change over time.

Like Danny Wallace, many MS sufferers experience the common symptoms of fatigue, as well as difficulty with walking and their balance.

But other symptoms include slurred speech, tremors, stiffness, vision and bladder problems.

There is no cure for MS yet, but drugs do help in some patients.