Gunn Vows To Cement Saints Place

Gunn Vows To Cement Saints Place

Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn is confident of cementing his number one status after ousting Alex McCarthy at St Mary’s. The 23-year-old has repaid the faith of Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl by keeping three clean sheets in six Premier League games to help push the club away from relegation danger.

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Gunn was initially forced to be patient following a £13.5million summer switch from Manchester City and did not make his top-flight debut until January’s goalless draw at Chelsea. The more experienced McCarthy was then recalled for five games but Gunn has since won back the gloves and, following Saturday’s crucial 1-0 success at south coast rivals Brighton, has no intention of going back to warming the substitutes’ bench.

“It was tough (being dropped after the Chelsea game) but I had that taste then so I had the focus and I knew I could do it,” said the England Under-21 international. “I always believed in myself and thankfully it didn’t take too long to come back around. I’m just happy that we’re picking up results now and hopefully we can finish on a high.

“I’ve played the last four or five games in the league and picked up a good amount of points and I feel quite settled. I’m more than confident to keep my place and hopefully we can keep keeping clean sheets and winning games.”

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