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Angus Gunn “confident” he will remain Southampton’s first-choice goalkeeper

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Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn vows to remain Saints’ number one after displacing Alex McCarthty Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images

Saints goalkeeper Angus Gunn has vowed to remain Southampton’s starting goalkeeper after breaking into the first team under manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Gunn was a summer buy from Manchester City last summer, joining the club for £13.5m.

Only 23 years old, Gunn has kept three clean sheets in six Premier League games and appears to have displaced the previously-preferred stopper Alex McCarthy in the starting lineup.

”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,” Gunn said following his side’s massive 1-0 away win at Brighton.

”I always believed in myself and I’m more than confident to keep my place and hopefully we can keep claiming clean sheets and winning games.

”I’m just happy we’re picking up results now and hopefully we can finish on a high.”

With a successful trip to Brighton garnering an important haul of three points, Gunn is confident a couple of wins could secure Southampton’s Premier League safety.

”It was definitely a six-pointer and I think if they [Brighton] had got the win then they probably would have been out of it, but we’ve dragged another team back in thankfully,” added Gunn.

”We’ve just got to keep focused and try and get at least two more wins before the end of the season.

”Hopefully we can push on now and not linger around the bottom for the last few games. We’ve definitely got potential to do that.

”We’ve got a big game against Liverpool on Friday and I think if we pull a surprise out everyone will be hopefully forgetting about us for the relegation battle.”