Shane Long is excited to be part of Southampton’s future after agreeing a new two-year deal with the club.

The Republic of Ireland striker, who signed from Hull in 2014, was coming to the end of his existing contract but will now remain until the end of the 2021-22 campaign.

Long, 33, has scored three times this term and is confident there are good times ahead at St Mary’s.

“I love the way the club is run, I love what the club stands for and I’m excited about what the club will do over the next couple of years,” he said.