Southampton are aiming to extend their unbeaten run to four matches when they visit Sheffield United today, but manager Ralph Hasenhüttl says it will be no simple task against the Premier League newboys.
Chris Wilder's team have enjoyed a strong start to life in the top-flight, following a 12-year absence, losing just once in their opening four games, as they sit tenth heading into this weekend's fixtures.
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Saints, who held Manchester United to a draw last time out despite losing Kevin Danso to a red card in the second half, are only one point behind the Blades and can continue their climb up the table with a positive result at Bramall Lane.
"I think we've built up self-confidence, that's for sure," said Hasenhüttl. "The last game, against Man United, with one man down for the last 20 minutes, it was important that we took a point.
"It was a good game until that point, and then having a player sent off really hurts, because it is not easy against such a big team to take this point, but finally we did it and it helps us massively.
"Now, we must really work hard. It's not easy to take points, it's never easy in the Premier League, but it's a chance to get there and take points.
"Sheffield United are an interesting club, with a good atmosphere and an interesting way to play football. They are absolutely a club that fits good to the Premier League.
"They have made a fantastic job there, it's a very quick development of this club, and for us it will be a very interesting game."