Stephens: Plenty to play for

By SFC Media Sat 04 Mar Watford vs Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Jack Stephens

Jack Stephens believes Southampton still have plenty to play for in the Premier League, but that they need to move on from their Wembley disappointment if they are to be successful.

Saints lost the EFL Cup final to Manchester United last Sunday, but are straight back to action this weekend, as they head to Vicarage Road.

A victory could lift them back into the top half of the table, and Stephens says it is time to refocus.

"We've got some big games coming up in the league and we want to finish as high as possible, so we have got to get over it pretty quickly, because obviously we've got Watford now,” he said. “We need to get back on it.

"I think a couple of defeats in our position and people start to look over your shoulder, but a couple of wins and you're flying straight up the table.

“It's a strange position to be in at the moment, but hopefully we can get a couple of wins on the board and we're looking right up the table then.”

Stephens also believes a really strong run of form over their next couple of games could even possibly get Saints back into the realms of challenging for a Europa League spot.

"I don't think we're too far away from the Europa League places,” he said.

“Ok, we're in 13th, which doesn't look great, but one or two wins and you're in the top half of the table, so it's definitely something we need to push on for."