Mediawatch - 29 August

This Evening Standard story covers the manager's pre-Southampton press conference, in which he said he has the capacity to bring in one more quality player during the transfer window, while the Mail Online carries the line that Big Sam remains confident of getting the better of the Saints, despite a lengthy injury list.

In the Daily Star, the manager has called on fans to be patient with Enner Valencia, saying he still needs time to get up to peak fitness after returning late to pre-season following the FIFA World Cup.

Another Mail Online story features the shop signing session from earlier in the week when Jussi Jaaskelainen, Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia met fans. The quotes from Valenica outline how pleased he was to see Ecuadorian fans turn out in numbers.

The same newspaper reports that Mark Noble could switch his international allegiance to the Republic of Ireland after being overlooked for the latest England squad.

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