Striker Rickie Lambert

Lambert's farewell to Saints

Striker Rickie Lambert has written a letter to Southampton fans thanking them for their support during his time at the club.

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Lambert could be Hodgson's fourth striker

Rickie Lambert in action against Everton last month
Rickie Lambert in action against Everton last month Credit: PA Images

Southampton's Rickie Lambert is tipped to make it into Roy Hodgson's World Cup Squad which will be announced this afternoon. Daniel Sturridge, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck look set to be Hodgson's three main strikers, with Lambert in contention with Andy Carroll for a fourth place.

Jermain Defoe is sweating on his inclusion after swapping Tottenham for Toronto in March.

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Saints in the driving seat for FA Cup fifth round

There was a certain air of relief when Guly do Prado, who spoke in the programme of his desire to win around Saints fans, slotted home a penalty midway through the first half - the Brazilian's first goal in two years and 11 days.

Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana saw efforts hit the woodwork either side of the spot-kick, but Yeovil were proving a handful it took for 18-year-old Sam Gallagher to open his senior account with a fine solo effort to put the game to bed and a smile back on Southampton fans' faces.

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Saints manager says no players are for sale

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MP: “I want to make one thing clear – no-one is for sale at #SaintsFC. No-one.” http://t.co/rqImk0NoxG

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MP: “My viewpoint hasn’t changed from a week ago. No player that I don’t want to leave will leave.” #saintsfc http://t.co/rqImk0NoxG

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MP: “The game on Saturday is very important for the Club and the supporters. We need to focus from now.” #saintsfc http://t.co/rqImk0NoxG

Pochettino says new chairman "trusts and supports" him

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MP: “I spoke [with the chairman] for five minutes before the press conference. She transmitted her trust and support to me.” #saintsfc

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MP: “She showed her support not only to me, but to all of my staff and everyone at the Club.” #saintsfc http://t.co/rqImk0NoxG

Pochettino says leaving would "make no sense"

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MP: “I want to show my complete gratitude to Nicola Cortese. He believed in me and brought me to #SaintsFC.” http://t.co/rqImk0NoxG

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MP: “Eight months ago, I was at the end of my first season. The situation now is completely different.” #saintsfc http://t.co/rqImk0NoxG

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MP: “I am fully committed to these players, to the staff and to these supporters. It would make no sense to leave this path.” #saintsfc

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