Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Saints Sign Defender

Saints Sign Defender

Saints have signed Hungarian defender Zoltan Liptak on loan until the end of the season.

The 6ft 4' centre back arrives from Ujpest FC and has represented his country at under-21 level.

Liptak also has experience in England having had a brief spell with league 1 outfit Southend United.

The 24 year old will be a good addition to the Saints squad: 'He is a player we have been looking at for a short while,' Wotte told the official site, 'and he impressed us in a recent behind closed doors friendly with how powerful he is in the air.

'He is extremely composed on the ball and gives us more options in our defensive positions.'

Bringing in another defender was essential considering the defensive frailties Southampton have: 'After Jack Cork and Alex Pearce left the club and the injuries to Wayne Thomas and Michael Svensson I felt that it was the right thing to bring in a centre back in order to compete with Oliver Lancashire, Jan-Paul Saeijs and Chris Perry for the central defensive positions.'

Liptak is excited to join the Saints: 'I am very happy to join Southampton and hope to help the Club climb out of the relegation zone and up the league.'



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

Writer:Abe Hawken
Date:Monday February 2 2009
Time: 8:19PM

Comments

0
Glad to see that our defence has been strengthened. Why not get a right back though???
sfc123
04/02/2009 13:13:00
0
I know! That was the only position we needed to fill. Because, no offence to James, but he just isn't a right back. We our a Championship side, and we do not have an established right or left back! It's disgusting! And everyone wonder's why we are where we are. But i suppose getting another defence isn't a bad idea...
abesaint
04/02/2009 19:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Southampton Release Four Players

Four Southampton players have now been released following the natural expiry of their contracts this summer.

Southampton Duo Get England Call (26/5/17)

Southampton duo Fraser Forster and Ryan Bertrand have been called up by England manager Gareth Southgate for the coming international games.

More International Calls For Southampton

Martin Caceres, Cedric Soares and Maya Yoshida have all been called up by their countries for this summer's games.

International Calls For Duo

Sofiane Boufal and Dusan Tadic have both been called into their respective Morocco and Serbia squads for the coming international rounds of games.

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)

Stoke MotM
Suggested By:
Forster2%
Soares0%
Stephens23%
Yoshida0%
Bertrand0%
Davis0%
Romeu7%
Tadic0%
Ward-Prowse0%
Redmond46%
Austin15%
Sub - Boufal0%
Sub - Gabbiadini0%
Sub - Pied7%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League