MARK Hughes is adamant nobody else will leave Saints this summer after being impressed with the impact of some of his fringe players at Brighton in the Carabao Cup second round win.

Hughes was pleased with young goalkeeper Angus Gunn’s debut in goal and was keen to talk up Sam Gallagher’s chances after the rangy striker’s positive impact from the bench.

The Welshman admitted that Manolo Gabbiadini struggled against the Seagulls but ruled out letting the Italian striker leave on loan.

He is sure Gabbiadini is capable of making an impact this term.

“Gabbiadini struggled to a certain extent,” he said. “We’re conscious he hasn’t had game time here and players sometimes need games and runs of games.

“Some can hit the ground running when they come back from pre-season and find their form of previous season.

“But others need a little bit more time and a bit more opportunity in the first team to find that form we know they’re capable of.”

When asked if the former Napoli man will leave before transfer deadline on Friday, he said: “He won’t be going out.

“I like the options I’ve got upfront, I have no intention of letting anybody else out.

“I’d be surprised if anyone else would go out now.”

Hughes will now keep this group together and was pleased with those who got their first chances of the season at the Amex, especially Gunn and Gallagher.

“(Angus Gunn) Gunny did really well. He didn’t have a great deal to do in fairness but he had a number of shots low down which he dealt with really well,” he said.

“I was pleased with his decision making in terms of releasing guys and in terms of distribution and his kicking was good, so he’ll be pleased with his debut, I’m sure.

“Sam Gallagher. He’s a young man with a lot of talent, power and pace. He’s young, he doesn’t quite know the game yet.

“Sometimes he’ll make the wrong decisions and not do the right things but when you see the power and attributes he’s got, you can see that he’ll help us this year.”

He added: “I expect everyone to push for places. They’re all strong players in their own right. Everybody who played tonight will be disappointed if they don’t get game time.

“But I’ve said to them all, that we’ll get to the end of the season and we’ll look back and each of them will have had decent amounts of starts and game times.”

Hughes urged Gabbiadini to take the chances when he gets them.

“At times we don’t recognise the good runs that he makes, he’s got a lot of energy and at times he’ll demand the ball.

“He’s not very demonstrative as a guy, he won’t scream and shout when maybe he should do just to make people aware that he wants the ball at the right time.

“Maybe at times we’re guilty of not giving him the service he wants but on other occasions he knows what he has to do as well as he can when he gets opportunities and he mustn’t let opportunities pass him by.”