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De Ridder to discuss Southampton future after axe

Southampton striker Steve De Ridder was 'disappointed' after being dropped by boss Nigel Adkins for the 1-1 draw against Fulham at Craven Cottage - just days after making his Premier League debut in the home defeat to Sunderland. The 25 year old signed for the South Coast club on a three-year deal from Dutch outfit De Graafschap last summer.

He told Belgian magazine Sporza: "I was extremely pleased that I could make my debut, but I wasn't unhappy with my performance so I was very disappointed I was not there on Wednesday against Fulham. I have received good feedback as well, which is strange.

"I believe that I am still on a good path and I have proven that I can deliver something others don't have.

"I was surprised with my non-selection and will ask for an explanation from the coach.

"Of course I am thinking about my future. I am really aware that at a certain point I really have to start playing.

"There is interest from The Netherlands, Belgium and top sides from the Championship in England."

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