Claude Puel has reiterated the importance of Southampton’s game against Hull City at St Mary’s in the Premier League.
Saints face Marco Silva’s men with the visitors fighting for survival and seeking a first away win since August.
Puel said: “It’s an important game for us after two losses, it’s important now to move forward and to take points.
“We know to finish in the top half of the table is important for us and for the fans.
“I think Hull City are a good team with good technical players and they play good football. They won their last game with ten-men against eleven which shows good spirit.
“It’s important in front of our own fans to have a good game and hopefully get a good result of course.”