Hughes: We'll need to take risks

By SFC Media time Tue 24 Apr Saints v Bournemouth
Photo by Matt Watson | Mark Hughes

After ending a run of four Premier League defeats with a draw at Leicester last week, Southampton boss Mark Hughes has stressed the need for his team to ensure they walk away from Saturday's crunch fixture against Bournemouth with no less than three points.

Saints' final four matches of the campaign begin when they host Cherries, at St Mary's, this weekend, in what will be a crucial game in the side's fight for survival.

Having kept a clean sheet in their most recent league fixture, at King Power Stadium last Thursday, Hughes says the emphasis now has to be on victory only, and that risk-taking could well be a necessity.

WE need to go for it. it's going to be a huge game for everybody connected to the club.

mark hughes
southampton manager

"In the games that we have left, we're going to have to really push and try to turn games into winning situations," he said.

"We need to go for it. It's going to be a huge game for everybody connected to the club, and everybody needs to pull together and get us over the line.

"We'll put a huge effort in. I've been pleased with the amount of effort they've put in, but we need winning situations and that's what we'll be looking for."

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