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Mistake: 58% of polled Southampton fans worried after club’s failure to add to Elyounoussi

Mistake: 58% of polled Southampton fans worried after club’s failure to add to Elyounoussi

Last season, Southampton struggled in front of goal, and it was those struggles in front of goal that resulted in them being dragged into a relegation battle.

Manager Mark Hughes has since brought in Mohamed Elyounoussi and Danny Ings on deadline day to address this, but the Saints still do not look particularly strong in that area of the pitch.

If Ings can stay fit, there is no reason why the 26-year-old cannot have a similar season to the one he had with Burnley in the 2014/15 Premier League campaign.

The England striker was able to reach double figures that term; however, it is hard to see where chances are going to come from for him at St. Mary’s.

With Nathan Redmond’s lack of form, other than Elyounoussi and perhaps Stuart Armstrong, there are not really any other attacking threats in Southampton’s squad.

With that in mind, Transfer Tavern decided to ask Saints supporters should their club have swooped for another forward-type player on top of Elyounoussi, and 58% of voters answered yes.

And given how lacklustre Southampton looked in attack at times last season, you can see why.

The 42% of voters who voted no, however, are clearly feeling optimistic after the arrivals of Ings and Elyounoussi.

The pair are clearly two promising signings, while Southampton have quality in other areas of the squad, but it still would have been a wise move to have brought in another forward before the transfer window shut.

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