SAINTS CEO Phil Parsons has penned a message to supporters following promotion in today's special edition copy of the Daily Echo.

Parsons has called on supporters to make St Mary's a 'fortress' as they look to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

He wrote: "While challenges were inevitable, your support played a crucial role in rebuilding the strong connection that suffered after relegation.

"Next season will be tough, but by sticking together, we can make St Mary's a fortress."

You can read Parsons’ full message to supporters inside the 48-page Daily Echo picture special, showing the key moments of their promotion run, which is available today.

Parsons’ message will also be made available online, exclusively for subscribers, who will also be able to access the Echo's subscriber-exclusive app, and on the website.

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