Saints have extended their sponsorship deal with Hampshire-based firm Utilitia.

Utilitia will continue as the club's Official Energy and Utilities Partner.

A statement from Saints said: “Utilita have been a major success story, growing rapidly in a short period of time to become the country’s leading provider of smart pay-as-you-go energy.

“Over the course of the partnership, the club will continue to create bespoke digital content with Utilita, utilising their access to the Saints first team.

“The agreement will also see Saints and Utilita continue to work closely together to benefit the club’s fans and the company’s customers and staff, as well as the wider community.

“One of the first initiatives of the new deal will see Saints legend Matt Le Tissier represent the club at the opening of Utilita's new Energy Hub Shop on Shirley High Street on Saturday 13th July.

“Utilita’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Jem Maidment, said: "We have a brilliant relationship with Saints, one that has grown and strengthened over the past two years. Utilita is a national company, but fiercely proud of its Hampshire roots - no other local energy company has helped as many struggling households across the UK in the fight against fuel poverty.”

"We installed Britain's first ever smart meter and now 90% of our customers have one - the highest percentage of any UK supplier.We are delighted to extend our partnership with Saints and look forward to some exciting new initiatives over the next couple of years."

Southampton Football Club’s Commercial Director, David Thomas, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Utilita and we look forward to working collaboratively with a business who share our Hampshire roots.

"We have some exciting projects lined up in the coming seasons and with our shared community-focused values we believe this partnership can benefit our fans and the wider area."

“Saints fans who switch to Utilita will receive exclusive offers, as well as a smart meter at no extra cost, no standing charge and exclusive access to festival and music tickets through its partnership with the world's leading entertainment promoter, Live Nation.”