Austin relishing another big week

By SFC Media Mon 17 Oct Saints vs Burnley

Charlie Austin is relishing another big week of fixtures after extending his excellent run of form on Sunday against Burnley.

The forward now has seven goals in six games following his brace at the weekend.

Now, with attentions turning to a UEFA Europa League against Internazionale at the San Siro, Austin is hoping to keep the unbeaten run going.

He said: “I’m delighted with my own form but it’s all about the team at the moment because we’re on a great run.

“We’ve got a big game on Thursday night and then two tough ones against Manchester City and Chelsea.

“People say the international break can stop the run but we’ve put an end to that and got three points, starting where we left off.

After conceding for the first time in 612 minutes of football, Austin feels that being a source of minor frustration is testament to the side’s recent success.

Saints have only ever enjoyed a longer run of clean sheets once in their history, which came when they kept eight consecutive clean sheets in all competitions back in August 1922.

Austin added: “If we can only be disappointed about not keeping a clean sheet for the seventh game running then it shows we’re doing well.”

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