FOR today’s piece, I thought I would do a ‘teammates’ style edition, revealing some of the hidden talents within the dressing room.

I’ve picked out eight different categories which I hope will give you fellow Saints fans a bit more of an insight into the team…

WORST FASHION TASTE – Sorry Oriol Romeu but you have to take this one! Ori gets a bit of stick from the rest of the dressing room when he arrives in his interesting range of attire. Fair play to Ori though as that’s his style and no matter what the boys say to him, he’ll always stay loyal to his classic shirt, jeans and smart boots combo!

Daily Echo: Oriol RomeuOriol Romeu

FIRST IN – I was thinking I may have to give that to myself, as I love to beat the traffic first thing in the morning! It’s a close one between Gunny and I (only because I stop to get a coffee on my way), so I’ll reluctantly give it to him. 

Daily Echo: Angus GunnAngus Gunn

LAST IN – There’s a couple who are up for this – but I’m going to hand this one to Ryan Bertrand. In his defence, he has the furthest to travel each day. Also, I can’t recall many occasions where Bertie has missed the 9.30am deadline – he finds a way of making it in just before then, so nobody can call him out on it!

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FUTURE POLITICIAN – That definitely has to be Stuart Armstrong. A few of you may already know that Stu has done some law modules so he’s our source of information within the dressing room! Also, Stu heads up the team fining system alongside Prowsey, so I don’t think he wouldn’t have an issue in terms of standing up for what he believes!

Daily Echo: Stuart ArmstrongStuart Armstrong

MUSICIAN – I’m going to give this to Shane Long. Longy is a very good guitarist and not a bad singer either. You may have

seen some videos floating around online of him performing. Danny Ings is slowly creeping up behind him in the guitar department, mind you. Ingsy is currently learning to play the guitar, so watch this space!

Daily Echo: Shane LongShane Long

BEST DARTS PLAYER – I had to think long and hard about this one, but I think I’m going to give it to Jack Stephens, which he’ll be delighted about! We have a dartboard in the changing room at the training ground and have regular games after lunch which can get rather competitive! Jack and I have been having games via FaceTime at home, to make sure we’re ready when we return – so there’s big things expected once we’re all back together!

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MOST COMPETITIVE – This one is going to go to Bertie again. If he makes a mistake, even if it’s the smallest of things, he will be kicking himself. Even when we play darts, you can see in his face that he’s desperate to win – like most people, he hates losing!

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ANIMAL LOVER – It has to be Danny Ings. He absolutely adores his two dogs, they’re like his two children! I reckon if he was allowed, he would bring them into the training ground each day! We do have a few dog lovers within the team – Angus Gunn and Jan Bednarek both have French Bulldogs which we hear a lot about on a daily basis.

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I hope that’s given you a bit more of an insight into the dressing room and some of the boys’ hidden secrets!

I’ll be back at the end of the week to give you guys a breakdown of my ‘ultimate footballer’ but until then take care and stay safe.