Date: 28th January 2016 at 6:45pm
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Name: Shane Long
Position: Striker

Shane Long has led from the front for Southampton this month.

Due to Graziano Pelle’s injury, Shane Long has managed to secure a run as the lone striker in recent weeks, and the Republic of Ireland international certainly hasn’t let his side down.

Putting in a number of typical all-action displays, the 29-year-old defended from the front in a month which saw Saints return to form with nine points from four matches.

A disappointing 1-0 defeat at Norwich was quickly forgotten with impressive home wins over Watford and West Brom, before a second consecutive 1-0 victory at Old Trafford.

Long scored just once in that time, but made nine key passes and, most importantly, was a constant menace to the opposition, with his movement creating space for his team-mates.

Now with Pelle having returned and Charlie Austin scoring on his debut, Ronald Koeman has a tough decision as who to select as his striker for the next game.

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