STEVEN Davis has called on his Saints teammates to demonstrate the quality they possess to Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Davis has struggled for game time this season but is viewing Hasenhuttl’s appointment as an opportunity to start from scratch.

“Now is the time everybody starts from zero,” Davis said.

“Not playing has been very frustrating.

“You train Monday to Friday every week to go and play on a Saturday and try to help the team.

“But we all have the opportunity to show the manager what we are capable and that we should be a part of the team.

“It’s important we start putting in consistent performances and getting some results, starting with the weekend.

“I’m sure the new manager has already looked at previous games and identified areas where we can improve.

“We totally understand the frustration with the fans but with the new manager coming in now and bringing new ideas with him, it’s a clean slate for everybody.

“Everybody in the dressing room is determined to improve our position in the league, but talk is cheap, and we need to show that on the pitch.”

With Saints playing Tottenham earlier in the week, it meant that Hasenhuttl has been restricted to one training session with his new side.

However, Davis doesn’t think that will have a negative impact as the squad are eager to put in practice what he has to say in such a short space of time.

He added: “He’ll have watched games but there isn’t a great deal of time to go out on the training pitch.

“I’m sure he will identify a few fundamentals that he wants from games and then it’s up to us to try and implement that.

“I’m sure when we get more time with him on the training pitch we will get more details about what he wants.

“We can’t look too far ahead because we know it is going to be a difficult season due to where we are at right now.

“I genuinely believe there is a lot of quality in the team and I am sure the manager does as well otherwise he wouldn’t have taken the job.

“We can all say the next game is going to be the biggest game, but all the games are big now up until the end of the season.

“They are cup finals for us and we need to go out and work on the finer details at both ends of the pitch.”