MATT Targett has labelled Saturday’s match with Huddersfield as a ‘six-pointer’.

Saints will travel to the John Smith’s Stadium in a buoyant mood following their 3-2 win over Arsenal last weekend.

Danny Ings made a triumphant return to the side by scoring twice before Charlie Austin headed in a late winner.

But Targett realises that it’s the games with the teams around them that count the most when you are battling against relegation.

The defender said: “It really is a massive game.

“It’s nice to beat a top club because we haven’t done it in a while, so that is massive for us.

“That shows the mentality of our side, but this week is our six-pointer.

“We need to continue working hard and take on the new challenges.

“If you look at fixtures, we are targeting the next two games.

“We have to take maximum points, so we have to go to Huddersfield and work as hard as we did against Arsenal.”

Targett has enjoyed a return to Saints’ starting-11 in Ryan Bertrand’s absence.

Bertrand hasn’t featured since the 1-1 draw with Watford in November prior to the international break.

Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl confirmed last week that the skipper has undergone a small operation on his back and isn’t ready to return to the first team.

And Targett admitted that he is revelling in the opportunity that has presented itself.

“I enjoy playing as a wing-back, it’s a role I enjoy doing and he [Ralph Hasenhuttl] has been very intense but it’s been good,” he added.

“He has made it clear about what he wants everyone to do in their roles, which is nice because we are all buying into it.

“It’s nice to have him on the side to push us and to encourage us to reach our limits, and hopefully, we can continue to get the wins.”