Winger Nathan Redmond has admitted Southampton are not doing enough against teams around them and has demanded a response ahead of the clash with Fulham.
The Saints are without a league win since September and that form has seen them drop down to 17th in the Premier League table.
Only goal difference is keeping them above the bottom three but they could soon drop down if results do not go their way this weekend.
Mark Hughes’ side have showed some signs of improvement by drawing three of their last five but Redmond insists the team need to more against teams that are tipped to finish in the bottom half.
He told Sky Sports: “With the sort of teams we have played this year in and around us we are kicking ourselves thinking we should have picked up more points than what we actually have on the board.
“In these bottom half, mid-table clashes these are the ones where you need to pick up points because points against the top six do come scare.
These are the ones where you do go in thinking we need a win and it is about who wants it more on the day.”
The Saints travel to Craven Cottage on Saturday where Claudio Ranieri will take charge of his first Fulham game.
The Cottagers are 2.60 to win, with the draw 3.25, while Saints remain 2.80 outsiders. Redmond has been quiet in front of goal in recent weeks but he is 5.00 to score anytime in London.