Saints have had all four of their home games in December moved so that they can be shown on TV.

The fixtures against Manchester United, Arsenal, West Ham and Man City will all be broadcast on either BT Sport or Sky Sports.

Manchester United’s visit to St Mary’s will still be on Saturday, December 1, but it has been pushed back to 5.30pm.

Arsenal’s visit to the south coast will now take place on Sunday, December 16, instead of the day before.

Saints fans will be left without Boxing Day football after the West Ham game was moved to 7.45pm on Thursday, December 27.

The trip to Chelsea on New Year’s Day has also been switched to 7.45pm on Wednesday, January 2.