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Nathan Redmond: The training ground is buzzing

Nathan Redmond says that "there's a buzz around the training ground" ahead of a big week.

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Nathan Redmond says that "there's a buzz around the training ground" as Southampton prepare for a big week of football.

The Saints host Burnley at St. Mary's tomorrow afternoon before traveling to the San Siro later in the week to face Inter Milan in the Europa League. Southampton will then return to Premier League action as they travel to the Etihad to come up against Manchester City.

Ahead of Sunday's match, summer signing Redmond hopes that the excitement around Staplewood will carry on into their clash with Burnley.

He said: "Yesterday summed it up. There was a buzz around the training ground. Everyone was excited to see each other and get back to work.

"That showed on the training pitch yesterday and it’ll hopefully lead onto the game on Sunday."

The 22-year-old also believes that the team are slowly reaping the rewards of the hard work that they put in at the beginning of Claude Puel's tenure.

"We knew with the new manager coming in at the start of the season it was going to take a little bit of time to get used to his style of play.

"We’re gradually building on it and we’re getting better week by week."

Part of the transition to Puel's style has seen the former Norwich City man feature as a striker rather than the wide position where the England Under 21 international earned his reputation.

Redmond believes that it'll take time for him to fully adapt to the new position but is hopeful he can get back on the score sheet after not finding the back of the net since his debut on the opening day of the season.

"It’s still a learning process. I’m still thoroughly the journey. I’ve had various conversations with the manager, family and friends [about adjusting to the striker role].

"It’s not going to happen overnight. It’s going to take time. If I can contribute to the team a little bit more in terms of scoring a few more goals then I’ll be more than happy.

"I need to get back on the score sheet. I've had a few chances. One against Swansea which I put over the bar. I’ve had a few half chances here and there.

"I’m learning from those mistakes. As soon as I get back on the score sheet, I hope they’ll start rolling in."