Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Pulis pleased with recovery

Pulis pleased with recovery

Anthony Pulis made his Saints reserve debut last night in a 2-1 victory over Championship rivals Swansea.

Pulis left Stoke this summer to join the Saints on a free deal. Southampton felt that they needed to strengthen the midfield and were able to get Pulis just before the transfer window ended.

The 24 year old played an hour of the win at Staplewood and is pleased to be back playing: 'It's been a long time coming,' Pulis said, 'but it felt good to finally pull on a Saints shirt and get back out there."

The centre midfielder knows that he needs to use the reserves to re gain his fitness: 'I'm going to need some games, because you can't expect to have three months out and then go straight into a Championship game. I know I'll have to go through the Reserves to get my fitness because you can do as much fitness work as you like in the gym, but nothing can recreate match conditions.

Pulis declared he is eager to play for the first team, yet is realistic concerning his fitness: "I know it's going to take a few weeks but hopefully I can challenge for a place, although it will be difficult, as there are a lot of good midfielders at the club."





Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Abe Hawken
Date:Tuesday November 18 2008
Time: 7:20PM

Comments

0
24 month loan - can we send him back?
Jesus_02
18/11/2008 22:24:00
0
I think he was a pretty rash signing. I don't think he will bring anything to the club, I'm pretty sure it was just a late panic and the club just got the 'best' loan available. It will be interesting to see how it gets on in the reserves though...
abesaint
19/11/2008 01:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Selby Wants Frampton Next

Recent Southampton Articles

Vital View - Premier League, 14th-15th Jan 2017

Chelsea returned to winning ways to open up a seven point lead at the top of the Premier League with Tottenham up to 2nd. Swansea are bottom, below Sunderland and Hull - who did win.

Stats: Burnley v Southampton

All the stats from Burnley (1) vs (0) Southampton, Turf Moor, 14/1/17 Att: 20,254

Burnley v Southampton - Team Sheets

Burnley are at Turf Moor with Southampton the visitors today, this is a 3pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

Saints With A Mixed Bag Of Injuries

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Southampton FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Burnley MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forster0%
Soares0%
Yoshida0%
van Dijk0%
Bertrand0%
Hojbjerg0%
Romeu0%
Ward-Prowse0%
Redmond50%
Long0%
Tadic0%
Sub - Rodriguez0%
Sub - Sims50%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 21 13 6 2 45 29
3 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45 25
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 21 13 3 5 42 15
6 Man Utd 21 11 7 3 40 12
7 Everton 21 9 6 6 33 9
8 WBA 21 8 5 8 29 0
9 Stoke 21 7 6 8 27 -6
10 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
11 AFC Bournemouth 21 7 4 10 25 -7
12 West Ham 21 7 4 10 25 -9
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 21 6 5 10 23 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 21 4 8 9 20 -5
17 Crystal Palace 21 4 4 13 16 -10
18 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
19 Sunderland 21 4 3 14 15 -20
20 Swansea 21 4 3 14 15 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Jan 17 2017 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
FA Cup
Jan 22 2017 12:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 25 2017 8:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Capital One Cup
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
The Vital Football Members League