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 By Chris Wright

Southampton new boy Charlie Austin sings 'Stand By Me' live on radio

Having scored the winning goal against Manchester United on his debut for Southampton, Charlie Austin dropped TalkSPORT radio a line on Monday evening to have a chat about his dream start to life at St Mary's.

It didn't take long for his Saints initiation to come up in conversation, with Austin revealing that he was made to sing a song of his choice in front of the rest of the squad -- a "nightmare" to quote the man himself.

"I had to sing 'Stand by Me,'" said Austin. "It was a nightmare but it was good. It breaks the ice with the lads, so it was all good."

That said, the striker was more than happy to recreate the scene by belting out a snippet of soul classic live on air as host Andy Goldstein provided all the necessary accompanying shoops and doo-wops.

Austin also revealed that the Ben E. King hit has become something of a staple in his repertoire, having previously crooned his way through the song during his initiations at both Burnley and QPR, too.

"I'm just delighted to score on my debut. Whenever I come on the pitch I always try to score and luckily enough the chance came to me and I put it away," he added. "For anybody to come to United and be part of a winning team is great. But for me to score on my debut and come away with the three points is even better."


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