MANCHESTER City boss Manuel Pellegrini is wary of the threat Saints can pose his title challengers tomorrow.

The Chilean knows the presssure is off Saints ahead of the lunchtime kick off at The Etihad.

"Yes, of course," he said. "They are a very good team.

"They are playing without pressure, they are in a comfortable situation in the table.

"They cannot arrive in Europe, they cannot be relegated, they have very good players and a very good manager.

"We are absolutely sure we are going to have a tough game on Saturday."