Austin Expects To Thrive At Southampton

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Charlie Austin has stated he expects to score more goals for his new club, Southampton in the EPL.

The former QPR man replaced Saido Mane and scored the lone goal against Manchester United.

Austin believes Southampton’s free role style of playing will help him score.

The 26-year-old told talkSPORT: “With Southampton, we are going into games as favourites and wanting to be in that top 10. That is what drew me to go to Southampton – they are a club on the up.

“A top-10 finish is a minimum for them really and I wanted to be involved in that. For me, look how many chances they create, it’s certainly what me and centre-forwards thrive on.

“Watching on Saturday and seeing the superb work Shane Long put in and the amount of chances they create – look, I am going to eat it up really.

“I need to lay the ball off, get it to the creative players and wide men, then when the ball comes into the box, my movement takes me in there.”

Southampton have won three consecutive Premier League games and next face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.

“We have got nine points in our last three games now and we’ve got a tough game coming up away at Arsenal,” added the 26-year-old.

“We’ll go there full of confidence and will try to come away with a result. We’ve just got to try and keep this unbeaten run going.”



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