A new era is well underway at Saints, with Mauricio Pellegrino now at the helm following Claude Puel’s departure last month.

The Argentine will have had two weeks of training with his players by the time Saints kick off on Saturday, however some of the most crucial members of Pellegrino’s squad only returned last Friday, due to international commitments.

St Gallen will provide a steady test for Southampton and Pellegrino on Saturday. They finished 7th last season and are sure to be keen to impress.

They also took part in the 2013/14 Europa League and faced Premier League outfit Swansea City, along with Valencia and Kuban Krasnodar.

Pellegrino will most-likely field two separate sides for first and second half, as he looks to get his players back up to match fitness, following nearly eight weeks out of action.

Without further ado, here is the team I think that will start the game against St Gallen on Saturday afternoon.

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