Ward-Prowse: It's a great chance for us

By SFC Media Wed 11 Oct Saints v Newcastle
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James Ward-Prowse is confident Southampton can hit the ground running after the international break, starting with Newcastle United on Sunday.

Saints suffered a defeat to Stoke City last time out, with Ward-Prowse admitting the start to the season has been a frustrating one.

But the England international believes that results will start to come following the natural transition associated with the arrival of a new manager and a change in playing style,

“It’s still early on in the season and we have to keep taking the positives from the games we have played and try and work on that to help us in the long run,” Ward-Prowse said.

“It feels like a different type of season. Last year was very difficult because of the Europa League situation and a great cup run.

“This season we have a new manager, a new style of play and a few new signings as well which have had a positive impact on the team.

“It’s a building process still for us all, but it’s a positive one in the making. After this two weeks, it’s a great chance for us to hit the ground running and take the league by storm now.”

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