Saints will travel to Holland to take on Feyenoord in a glamour fixture for their penultimate pre-season game of the summer.

The club have finalised the last of their plans as they build towards the big Premier League kick-off on the weekend of August 10.

The match against Dutch giants Feyenoord will take at De Kuip on July 28 with a 2.30pm kick-off.

Saints last faced them in Holland in 2015 in what an emotional homecoming for former Feyenoord manager Ronald Koeman and ex-players Jordy Clasie and Graziano Pelle.

A crowd of around 50,000 fans packed in to De Kuip to see the trio in what was one of the biggest pre-season matches the club have ever played just a week before they began their Europa League qualification campaign at Vitesse.

On that occasion Saints ran out comfortable 3-0 winners with Pelle, Maya Yoshida and Juanmi scoring the goals.

The game pretty much completes the pre-season schedule for Saints.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has tried to balance the commercial demands of the club with the best preparation possible for his players as he aims to hit the ground running when the Premier League starts.

It means that Saints’ pre-season plans see them put in plenty of miles.

They start off at Staplewood with the players set to return a few weeks from now.

However, Hasenhuttl won’t quite have his entire squad available as the club’s international stars, many of whom are still playing matches over the next week, are given the chance to have a proper holiday with permission to report back later.

The players that do come back initially will undergo fitness testing as well hearing Hasenhuttl set the tone for the work that lay ahead.

Saints will jet off to Austria on July 7 for a change of scenery and some intense work away from the distractions of being at home.

There is a chance they could slot in a low key friendly against a local club in midweek, but the only confirmed fixture for that trip is against Austrian Bundesliga side SCR Altach on July 14 at 3pm.

The team will then return home to resume work at Staplewood for a week before they briefly split up.

Hasenhuttl, his assistant Danny Rohl and a handful of first team players will accompany an otherwise young squad on a whistle-stop trip to China, departing on July 21, playing a friendly against Guangzhou in front of club owner Gao Jisheng on July 23 and immediately departing to land in Dublin on July 24.

The rest of the squad will have already travelled to Dublin on July 22 for a training camp that will run until July 27.

From there Saints will fly direct to Holland to play Feyenoord before returning home immediately for a fortnight at Staplewood with the game against FC Koln at St Mary’s on August 3 as the final warm-up fixture before the big kick-off.