THIS flashback to 2001 captures Saints current CEO Mike Rush, then in charge of the club's academy, with seven of the 16-year-old junior prodigies.

The youngsters pose with the Challenge Cup and World Club Challenge trophies - and five years later three guesses which one of this crop - standing here as proud as punch, was picking up those same pots in his own right as a fully fledged first teamer.

It has certainly been a long journey for this great Saint - with just one more massive 80 minutes before him.