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Garth Crooks: If Redmond could add finishing with any kind of regularity to his repertoire then he’d be at a top four club.

Garth Crooks: If Redmond could add finishing with any kind of regularity to his repertoire then he’d be at a top four club.

Southampton have been completely redefined under Ralph Hasenhuttl and Saturday’s performance was a prime example of that as they completely dominated Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Indeed, the Saints put in classy performance in front of home support and one man who played a big part once again was Nathan Redmond, as he netted two goals.

His performance appears to have caught the eye of BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks as he named him in his team of the week and stated he would be at a top four team if he can ensure consistency in front of goal.

‘This lad scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season in the victory again Wolves – another team suffering from an FA Cup semi-final hangover – but it should have been his 17th and 18th. Redmond has all the right pieces of the jigsaw but sadly not all in the right places. Ability, pace and vision are essential components of any forward but if Redmond could add finishing with any kind of regularity to his repertoire then he’d be at a top four club.’

Nathan Redmond has made a name for himself in the Premier League since operating in his newly-found position in behind the striker as he’s managed to influence the game much more in the final third.

Indeed, one thing that has been missing is consistency in front of goal as he’s squandered quite a few chances this season, but the important thing is he managed to find the back of the net when it mattered last time out.

Crooks stating that he would be at a top four club is a little over the top as he’s not really shown much other than in the current campaign, but he could definitely be operating in the top-half at a European club, that’s for sure.

Southampton fans, do you think Redmond is good enough to be at a top four club? Join the discussion by commenting below!

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