English Premiership

Hughes: New signings should boost Saints

2018-07-10 11:20
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Cape Town - Southampton manager Mark Hughes believes the club's new signings will have a positive effect on the rest of the squad ahead of the new season.

The Saints have brought in central midfielder Stuart Armstrong from Celtic and left winger Mohamed Elyounoussi from Basel, and Hughes is optimistic they will lift their new team-mates.

"It's important fresh faces come in. It's not necessarily deliberate but as a consequence of players moving on, contracts finishing," the Welshman was quoted as saying by the Daily Echo.

"There's an opportunity to bring players in. There's always a churn at the end of the year.

"It's good for the whole group just because new faces stimulate the group and players like to show each other they're good players, so when the new ones come in the ones here already up their game and the new ones want to impress.

"You'd like to think everything rises as a consequence."

The team from the south coast endured a difficult 2017/18 campaign and finished 17th in the standings, which is their lowest since returning to the Premier League in 2012.

 

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