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Injury-free Southampton can build the momentum that they lacked last season

Injury-free Southampton can build the momentum that they lacked last season

Southampton look as though they will have a full squad to chose from for their fixture against Brighton on Monday, according to Injury Data Analyst Ben Dinnery

This is the news that Southampton fans will love as they hope that their club will be able to string three wins on the bounce in all competitions.

To put that into context, The Saints did not manage to string together two wins on the bounce all last season, let alone three. So this would be hugely encouraging for the south coast club if they could beat their local rivals.

With a fully fit squad, the club, currently in 12th could rapidly climb up the Premier League table. Charlie Austin and Shane Long look to have recovered from their respective injuries, with one of the two likely to get the nod to partner the in-form Danny Ings at St Mary’s, in what is becoming a very useful attack.

A start like this for The Saints would swiftly put their woes from last season, as manager Mark Hughes will hope to avoid the turmoil that they faced.

Three consecutive wins would also give Southampton a bit of momentum before heading to Anfield the following week to face a Liverpool outfit that look red-hot. However, The Reds face Tottenham at the weekend and PSG midweek in the Champions League before Southampton, and then a double-header against Chelsea. So this would be the perfect time for The Saints to head to Anfield, and building momentum against Brighton will boost their possibility of success.

Brighton are no slouches, but fans can feel confident with a fully fit Southampton squad.

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