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FA Cup third-round draw has been made and there could be a reunion on the cards next month when Southampton travel to face Swansea City.

Saints were handed an away tie against the Championship side in the third round of the competition, which is set to take place early next month.

It could see former Saints striker Michael Obafemi reunited with his old team-mates after his move from Southampton to join Swansea City in the summer.

But it has not all gone to plan for the 21-year-old since his move to south Wales, with Obafemi scoring just one goal in eight games since his summer switch.

That is despite him saying he was relishing the responsibility of leading the line for Swansea City after being handed the number nine shirt following his move from Southampton.

The 21-year-old left Saints on transfer deadline day to sign for the Championship side, penning a three-year deal with Swansea, despite being linked with Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End in the summer window.

The move, which was worth an initial £1.5million to Southampton but could rise to £2million with add-ons, came seven months after Obafemi almost signed for the Swans on loan in January, only for injury to scupper a deal.

But after putting pen to paper in south Wales, Obafemi spoke of how he wanted to show people what he is capable of.

“I am looking forward to the future, I was looking forward to coming here in January but now I am here permanently I want to show what I can do. I am looking forward to playing for all the Jacks,” he said, speaking to Swansea’s club website.

“I want to bring my experience of the Premier League, and work every day on all aspects of my game and do well in the Championship.

“It feels good to have the number nine shirt and I want to create my own legacy for it. I can remember watching some great players up front for Swansea.

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“I loved Wilfried Bony, he was a great player and I would love to leave my mark here in the way he did, by scoring goals and helping the team be successful.”

But Obafemi has struggled since his move to the Liberty Stadium, with injury problems halting his progress so far in south Wales.

He has only played eight times for the Swans, with his first goal for the club coming in a 2-1 defeat at Birmingham City in October.

“It’s been difficult, I’ve had a lot of injuries in the past as well but I’ve come to every game, supported the boys and cheering like I’m on the pitch or like I’m one of the fans,” he added.

“It hurts me that I can’t help the team but I will still support the team no matter what, whether I’m on the pitch or on the bench.

“The medical staff have been great, they haven’t rushed me at all. They just said for me to come back in my own time and when I feel ready, so I’m thankful for them and hopefully I’ll have an injury-free season.”

And he has been full of praise for the Swansea fans and the way they have supported him during his troubles so far this season.

Indeed, he recently said he is keen to repay their faith as he looks to try and push on after a challenging start to the campaign.

“It’s an amazing support, I’ve already fallen in love with the fans,” Obafemi told Wales Online.

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