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Mark Hughes has to consider bringing in Angus Gunn to the first XI

Mark Hughes has to consider bringing in Angus Gunn to the first XI

It’s not been a great start to the season for Southampton as the Saints have picked only one point from their first three Premier League games.

After a poor season last year, Southampton made some key signings in the transfer market to give Mark Hughes a team that will hopefully not be fighting relegation this year.

In total, the club spent £56.03 million on five new players over the summer. Within that spend, the Saints captured former Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn, who joined the club for £13.5 million from the Premier League champions.

The Saints ‘keeper, made his debut for the south coast club last night as Southampton beat Brighton 1-0 in the Carabao Cup. Following the game, Gunn admitted that he was pleased to get through although he was keen to be Southampton’s penalty shootout hero.

The Breakdown

Despite Gunn not having much to do throughout the game, he did produce a great save to deny Victor Gyokeres breaking the deadlock.

The 22-year-old goalkeeper had an incredibly impressive year on loan with Norwich last year as he played 46 games for the club in the Championship and proved that he is one of the better young goalkeepers in the country.

While current goalkeeper, Alex McCarthy hasn’t played badly in goal, Gunn needs to be given a chance in the first-team sooner rather than later.

At the moment, Southampton’s poor form isn’t down to McCarthy’s performances but Hughes should still consider bringing Gunn into the first XI soon.

Southampton fans, would you rather Gunn or McCarthy? 

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