Rodriguez excited for return to Turf Moor

By SFC Media Sat 14 Jan Burnley vs Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Jay Rodriguez

Jay Rodriguez is looking forward to stepping out at Turf Moor for the first time since leaving Burnley for Southampton, when the two sides meet on Saturday.

Rodriguez was injured with Saints visited Burnley during the 2014/15 Premier League campaign, but is now back fit and firing for Claude Puel’s men.

The striker, who put in an impressive display against Liverpool on Wednesday night, is excited to be heading back to his former club for the first time.

“It’s great for me. I haven’t played there since I left, so it will be nice to be back at Turf Moor, Rodriguez said ahead of the game.

“As soon as you prepare, you just prepare for a Premier League game.

“They’re doing really well. They work really hard and play good football. It’s a dangerous team, but we want to put our game towards them.

“At the moment we are just taking it one game at a time. We want to finish as high as we can.”

While Rodriguez is pleased to see his former side doing well, he hopes the points will be heading back down the south coast on Saturday.

“To see them do well is really good,” he added.

“Hopefully it’s a good occasion, but to get the win is so important for us at the moment. They’re playing well, so we know it will be tough.”

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