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Nightmare March: Southampton

Nightmare March: Southampton

Southampton will be desperate to return to winning ways after suffering defeat at the hands of Manchester United yesterday, with relegation still a big worry. 

The Saints are going to need to ensure consistency from here on in until the end of the season if they are to avoid suffering relegation, as the teams around them have picked up valuable points recently.

March could just prove to be a season-defining month for the Saints with games against Spurs and Brighton and Hove Albion still to come, so picking up points will be crucial.

However, a drop in form could prove costly for the Saints, so here is Southampton’s nightmare March…

ANOTHER FORWARD SUFFERS INJURY

Southampton have been plagued with injuries in recent times at the pinnacle of the attack, with Danny Ings currently spending time out on the sidelines and Michael Obafemi out for the rest of the season.

So, the Saints could find themselves in a huge spot of bother if either Shane Long, Sam Gallagher or Charlie Austin were to suffer an injury in the near future, with their survival hopes inevitably taking a negative turn.

FAIL TO WIN A SINGLE GAME

Southampton were beaten by Manchester United yesterday in what was their first test this month.

Indeed, the Saints are set to face two more difficult tests in the remainder of March, with Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton and Hove Albion still to come.

The Seagulls have been impressive at the Amex this season, while Spurs find themselves trying to cement a place in the top four, so the Saints could be staring relegation in the face if they fail to secure any points.

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