Davis: We must channel our anger

By SFC Media Tue 12 Sep Crystal Palace v Saints
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Steven Davis has called on Southampton to channel their anger and disappointment when they meet Crystal Palace this weekend in the Premier League.

Saints go into the game looking to get back to winning ways after the 2-0 home defeat to Watford.

And despite their hosts difficult start to the season, which has seen them part company with Frank de Boer after four straight defeats, Davis is expecting a tough test.

“I was a little bit surprised that they’ve made that decision so early on in the season, but we’re expecting a tough game.

“I watched the game against Burnley and they were unfortunate not to take something from that.

“They’ve still got a lot of quality players who can hurt you and Selhurst Park isn’t an easy place to go. The crowd always gets right behind them.

“We’ll be expecting their players, with a new manager potentially coming in, to give their best and try to get themselves out of the position they’re in now.”

Davis added: “It will be a tough game but we’re looking at it from our point of view and we need to improve from Saturday’s game.

“We know we can do a lot better than that. There’s a lot of anger and disappointment with the way we played but we need to stick together now.

“We’ve got a lot more quality than what we showed against Watford and it’s about going out and proving that now.”

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