Saints’ creativity pleases Mark Hughes


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Southampton manager Mark Hughes is pleased to see his side creating plenty of chances and feels they can improve as long as they start converting them.

The Welshman has only tasted victory on three occasions in the Premier League since taking charge at St Mary’s in March.

Southampton look set to be involved in a relegation battle, having won just once in the league this term, but their form has improved slightly over the last month.

They have lost only one of their last four games, drawing three, and could have taken all three points from Saturday’s clash with Watford.

Striker Charlie Austin had a goal harshly chalked off after Maya Yoshida was deemed to be interfering with play from an offside position.

Reports claim Hughes is under pressure from the board but he feels they can turn things around as long as they continue to create opportunities.

“Even against top quality opposition we will always create chances and that’s a good thing and a reassuring thing,” Hughes told the Daily Echo.

“If we weren’t creating anything and were just trying to slog our way through this season we would be more worried than we are.

“We are capable of winning games in this league and everybody who has seen us play this season will attest to that.”

Southampton can be backed at 2.60 to pick up all three points when they return to action on November 24 against Fulham, who are priced at 2.80 to win, while the draw is available at 3.40.

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