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Fans want Saints to sign keeper
Saints fans want to see the club sign a new goalkeeper in the January transfer window.
More than 2,000 votes were cast by supporters in a poll conducted on dailyecho.co.uk asking in which department they would like to see the club strengthen next month.
The focus was most certainly on the defensive side of the team as some 34 per cent wanted to see Mauricio Pochettino bring in a new keeper while 30 per cent wanted a new defender.
That is despite the fact Saints have conceded the joint fewest goals in the Premier League season.
Only Everton can match the record of Pochettino’s men in letting in just 15 goals at an average of 0.94 per game.
For all that thought supporters have seen Saints’ resources stretched recently because of injuries.
In the goalkeeping department Artur Boruc is out with a fractured hand while veteran stopper Kelvin Davis has been sidelined with a back injury.
That has led to 21-year-old Paulo Gazzaniga going between the sticks with 20-year-old Cody Cropper on the bench.
Away from the goalkeeper and the defence the next most popular position to strengthen was the striking department, with 23 per cent wanting to see some additional competition brought in for the likes of Rickie Lambert and Dani Osvaldo.
Only seven per cent felt the need for a midfielder, probably not surprising given the fantastic strength in depth Saints have in that department.
Some six per cent were happy that the squad did not require any further strengthening in January, a time when prices are notoriously inflated for players of established first team quality.
Pochettino has expressed that belief himself in the past but the recent spate of injuries which has seen many first team stars in the treatment room may have altered that slightly.
The Saints manager has insisted that the club are not going to worry about whether to bring in any new faces until January arrives and the window actually opens and they will firstly concentrate on important top flight games against Tottenham, Cardiff and Everton.
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