SOUTHAMPTON'S international players will now return to Staplewood following the end of the March international break.

It was a mixed bag for the Saints contingent who went away, with some experiencing the highs of Euro 2024 qualification and record caps, while some missed out on glory and action altogether.

They return to the south coast ahead of the business end of a Championship which could see them promoted to the Premier League.

Here is how every Saints player fared while away on international duty...

Republic of Ireland

Ryan Manning was a late call-up to the Ireland squad and started on the bench alongside Gavin Bazunu for their 0-0 draw with Belgium on Saturday.

Will Smallbone started that game and drew high praise from interim boss John O'Shea after the game.

Bazunu returned between the sticks for Ireland in their 1-0 defeat to Switzerland, while Smallbone featured from the bench.


Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong were used as substitutes as Scotland were thrashed 4-0 by the Netherlands at Hampden Park.

Armstrong went on to make earn his 50th cap for Scotland in their 1-0 defeat to Northern Ireland when he came on with 12 minutes to go. Adams also featured off the bench.

Northern Ireland

Midfielder Shea Charles provided the assist for Northern Ireland's goal against Romania in a 1-1 draw.

Although he is not yet a regular for Southampton, Charles, 20, has already become a key player for his country.

He played a further 90 minutes as his country recorded a brilliant 1-0 win over Scotland at Hampden Park.


Taylor Harwood-Bellis captained England to a comfortable 5-1 win over Azerbaijan to move joint-top of Group F in under-21 Euros qualifying. 

The defender registered an assist when his goalbound header was turned over the line by Jaden Philogene.

Harwood-Bellis and England backed up that win with a resounding 7-0 victory over Luxembourg in their second Euro qualifier.

Teenagers Sam Amo-Ameyaw, Tyler Dibling and Jayden Meghoma featured for England's under-18s they won the Pinatar Cup, beating the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Germany.

Amo-Ameyaw had a particularly good showing in Spain, winning the MVP award for his performances in England's triumph.

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Loanee David Brooks was influential for Wales as they breezed past Finland to set up a 2024 European Championship qualification playoff against Poland.

The 26 year old scored on three minutes before setting up Brennan Johnson just after the break.

Brooks dropped to the bench against Poland due to illness and was tested before ultimately having to be withdrawn in extra time.


Jan Bednarek played 90 minutes in defence as his country thrashed Estonia 5-1 to set up the previously mentioned final against Wales in Cardiff.

He went on to start that final, which Poland won on penalties after Leeds United's Dan James spot kick was saved by Wojciech Szczęsny.

Poland now progress to this summer’s tournament, where they have been drawn alongside France, the Netherlands and Austria.