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Hasenhüttl: Smallbone can return stronger
Southampton manager sees opportunity for young midfielder as he begins recovery from ACL injury.
Smallbone sidelined by ACL injury
Boss confirms long-term absence for young midfielder.
Walcott returns but Saints trio still sidelined
The boss delivers his team news ahead of Sunday's trip to Villa Park.
Armstrong fit to return against Everton
Midfielder back in training after period of self-isolation.
Player Awards: The winners
Find out who scooped what prizes for the 2019/20 season.
Monday Briefing: June 15th
The latest from St Mary's as the Premier League returns imminently.
Smallbone on Academy influences
Youngster discusses the Academy pathway and who has contributed to his development.
New four-year deal for Smallbone
Young midfielder commits his future to the club until 2024.
In the Spotlight: Will Smallbone
Get to know Saints' latest Premier League debutant.
Hasenhüttl praises youngster Smallbone
Boss explains why he gave the 20-year-old his top-flight debut.
Video: Smallbone's debut delight
The midfielder's reaction to his Premier League bow.
Feature Interview: Will Smallbone
Get to know Saints' 19-year-old goalscoring debutant.
Smallbone thankful for opportunity
Youngster delighted to have made his Saints debut.
Video: Smallbone reacts to memorable debut
Youngster chats after netting on his debut.
Will Smallbone Saints HistoryLast updated 02 Aug 2021
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Will Smallbone BiographyLast updated 18 Sep 2020
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Joining the club aged eight, Irish born attacking midfielder Will Smallbone certainly put his name in Ralph Hasenhüttl’s plans for the 2019/20 season following two impressive campaigns as part of the academy.
The 2018/19 season saw the youngster thrive for the academy, adding a goal in the Premier League 2 play-off semi-final to his season tally of ten which saw Saints promoted.
In December of 2018 the youngster signed a two-year contract, which will eventually see his time at the club pass the ten-year mark in June 2021.
He went on to be nominated for the PL2 Player of the Season award, highlighting the impressive season he had operating in a variety of midfield roles.
Known for his close control and direct play, Smallbone is an integral cog in the midfield of Saints’ Under 23s side, leading to some appearances during the first team’s pre-season in the summer of 2019.
Smallbone continued to impress manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and was rewarded with a starting place in Saints FA Cup third round tie against Huddersfield.
The midfielder marked his senior debut with a goal just after half-time to seal a 2-0 win with fellow academy graduate Jake Vokins scoring the second.
The youngster then made his full Premier League debut in the 2-0 win against Aston Villa and won many plaudits for a controlled first outing in the centre of midfield.
Smallbone would go on to make another eight appearances, making it 10 for the 2019/20 season.
The Irishman was rewarded for his breakthrough 2020 with a new four year deal which runs until 2024.