Saints B team quartet extend contracts

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Southampton's Kgaogelo Chauke during the FA Cup match between Southampton and Shrewsbury Town.  Photo by Stuart Martin..
Southampton's Kgaogelo Chauke during the FA Cup match between Southampton and Shrewsbury Town. Photo by Stuart Martin..

FOUR members of Saints' B team have extended their contracts ahead of the 2022-23 season.

Talented teenager Kegs Chauke has put pen-to-paper on a new deal until the summer of 2024, having made 20 appearances for Dave Horseman's side last season.

The midfielder has made one senior appearance for Saints, starting in an FA Cup win over Shrewsbury Town in January 2021.

Meanwhile, Olly Lancashire has extended his stay for another year.

The 33-year-old serves as a player and coach in a combined role for the B team.

The centre-back debuted for Saints' first team back in 2008-09, before returning in 2021 to play his part in the nurturing the club's youngsters.

Fellow defender Sam Bailey has also signed a new deal. He is currently recovering from an ACL injury.

The fourth player to extend their stay is 19-year-old Sam Bellis.

He has penned a contract until the summer of 2023, having joined the club from Manchester City in 2019.

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