STUART Armstrong believes Nathan Redmond is invaluable to the Saints team.

Redmond’s strike at Burnley put Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side on the verge of victory, only for Ashley Barnes to net a last-minute equaliser to rescue a point for the home team.

The goal was the 24-year-old’s sixth in his last 10 games, which left Armstrong hailing the winger’s impact.

Daily Echo: Saints midfielder Stuart Armstrong hailed Redmond's abilitySaints midfielder Stuart Armstrong hailed Redmond's ability

Armstrong said: “I think everyone can see how talented a player he is in training and in games of late.

“His goal [against Burnley] was fantastic.

“The way he moved the ball and then a quick shot into the corner of the net with so much power, with so little back-lift.

“He is a very good player to have in our team.

“Sometimes as an attacking player, especially for Nathan, it will go your way and sometimes it won’t.

“He has got all the qualities.”

The draw at Turf Moor meant that Saints remain unbeaten in the Premier League since the turn of the calendar year.

However, this weekend’s match with Cardiff will be a true test of how far the side have developed under Hasenhuttl.

Hasenhuttl’s first game in charge of Saints ended in a 1-0 defeat to the Bluebirds at the beginning of December.

Daily Echo: Nathan Redmond celebrates a goalNathan Redmond celebrates a goal

Since then, they’ve beaten Arsenal, Huddersfield, Leicester and Everton and have earned a point against Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Burnley.

And although Armstrong doesn’t want to get carried away with their recent run of form, he is looking to make “amends” for the defeat they inflicted on Saints earlier in the season.

“We like to focus on ourselves and take each game as it comes, as boring as that sounds because that’s the way we like to operate,” Armstrong continued.

“We are looking forward to the next game to make sure we can take as many points as possible.

“It’s a big team and a big game, especially when you play someone close to you in the table.

“We will be looking to make amends for the last time we played them.

Daily Echo: Ralph Hasenhuttl during his first match in charge at CardiffRalph Hasenhuttl during his first match in charge at Cardiff

“It seems like a time ago that we played them away and we’ve had some good moments since then rebuilding as a team.

“I think we are feeling good going into the game.

“We look to each game as a different game and it will be different this time to how it was the last time we played them.

“We can only play our own game and see what happens.”