|Fulham 3 v 2 Southampton|
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Saturday, 24th November 2018 Kick-off 15:00
Saints At Fulham The Preview
Saturday, 24th Nov 2018 08:00
Its do or die on the banks of the Thames on Saturday afternoon if Saints lose will Mark Hughes be sacked in the Fulham fallout.
Mark Hughes team has problems scoring goals and it looks like they will be without leading scorer Danny Ings for the trip to Fulham with the striker only returning to training on Friday morning after having to come off two weeks ago against Watford.
They are also without Ryan Bertrand with Matt Targett set to deputise and try to put in the type of performance that he did for Fulham on loan last season and perhaps make it difficult to drop him.
At least that is the hope, Saints just lack that spark at the moment and perhaps this will be Mark Hughes last chance to try and inject it, surely if Saints lose then it will be the end for Hughes who now has a worse record than the ones that got the chop for his two predecessors.
It's hard to see what Hughes can do to change things, but I still maintain that the team is better than it's league position and they just need to turn things around and have a little luck to pull up the table, Charlie Austin shows that he has the passion and he has a knack for goals, perhaps he doesn't have the edge he had a couple of years ago, but he can still score goals if he gets the chance, he is due a goal and we could do with a couple from him at Fulham.
It's time for action from the players, they need to turn the fine talk into results, they need to find the spark from within because they aren't getting it from the manager.
This is desperation time there is no doubt of that, however we should go into it with confidence that we are good enough to pull through this period.
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