Theo Walcott has playedeight Premier League matches for Southampton this season and he has his sights set on a ninth appearance when the Saints play hosts to newcomers Brentford in a rescheduled Premier League clash on Tuesday night.


England international Theo Walcott spent last season on loan at Southampton from Merseyside club Everton whom he had joined from Arsenal in January 2018. The winger spent the last year of his Everton contract at Southampton for his second spell at the club. The Englishman burst onto the scene as a teenager at Southampton during the 2005/06 season and he surprisingly made the 2006 World Cup squad for the Three Lions of England as named by manager Sven-Goran Eriksson. He had already left boyhood club Southampton to sign for Arsenal before he made the England World Cup squad. Walcott joined the Gunners during the 2006 winter transfer window in a deal that made him the most expensive teenager in world football at the time.

Theo Walcott returned to Southampton last season and he did more than enough for the club to make his move permanent. He was signed on a free transfer and given a two-year deal until the end of next season. The 32-year-old attacker was a regular in the Saints starting line-up last season but things have changed this season as he has played a reduced role for the club on the pitch this season. Walcott has ten appearances for Southampton in all competitions this season. He has made eight Premier League appearances and two Carabao Cup appearances this term.

Walcott’s Southampton trail opponents Brentford ahead of their meeting at the St. Mary’s Stadium later on Tuesday. The Saints are in 13th spot with 21 points from 19 games, while Brentford are in 11th spot with 23 points from the same number of games.