Selhurst Park

Next Game

C Palace v So'ton

Friday, 26 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

St. Mary's Stadium

Last Game

So'ton 3 - 0 Everton

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Lambert wants more signings

Rickie Lambert wants Southampton to bring in some more new faces as the club bid to avoid second-season syndrome.

Last Updated: 04/07/13 at 11:23 Post Comment

Rickie Lambert: The Southampton striker has warned against complacency in the ne

Rickie Lambert: The Southampton striker has warned against complacency in the ne

The St Mary's Stadium outfit finished 14th in the Premier League in the last campaign in their first term back in England's top flight.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino, who succeeded Nigel Adkins in January, has already brought in Croatian defender Dejan Lovren in order to strengthen the squad for the next season.

And ahead of what can often prove a difficult follow-up in the Premier League, striker Lambert thinks it would be good to see some further signings.

"We're more than confident in the team we've got now but hopefully the gaffer is going to bring in a few to improve us as well," Lambert told Southampton's official website.

"It's ideal to get people in at this stage. As a player, you can't underestimate how important that is. Thankfully we've got a good lad and a good defender in, and hopefully we can get a couple more in.

"Even if we don't, I still think we've got a very good squad with very good people. We've all had a season in the Premier League, so I think we'll be even better next season."

Hard league

Southampton had a difficult start to last season, facing Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal among their first four games.

They lost narrowly 3-2 to both Manchester clubs before being thrashed 6-1 by Arsenal but this season they will face West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland, Norwich City and West Ham United in their openers.

It is a preferable fixture list, however, Lambert is warning against complacency, as he said: "If you turn up five per cent away from your best, you'll get beaten by any team - and battered sometimes as well.

"It's a hard, hard league but we've got to be confident in ourselves."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Scottish Championship: SFA has reject Rangers' request to increase Mike Ashley's shareholding in club

The SFA has turned down a request from Rangers to allow Mike Ashley to increase his shareholding in the club to 29.9 per cent.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property