SAINTS academy duo Luke Pearce and Josh McNamara have both left the club on short-term loan deals.

Pearce will join National League South side Dover Athletic until January which will be his third spell in the division this season.

That's after he spent the previous month at Western-super-Mare, where he scored once in five games, while he also had a spell at Torquay United prior to that.

Academy goalkeeper McNamara has joined St Albans City on a one-month deal, which will be the 19 year old's first senior loan move away.

Dover Athletic are currently second bottom of the National League South, while St Albans City are in 16th place.

In a statement, Southampton wished both well and will continue to monitor their progress.