Saints are playing for a cash windfall on Saturday as they welcome bottom of the table Huddersfield to St Mary’s.

Though there is seemingly little left for either team to play for with Saints safe and the Terriers long since relegated, there is a considerable amount of prize money on the line.

If Saints were to lose to lose to Huddersfield and Brighton produce an unlikely win at home to Manchester City in one of the matches to decide the title race, then Saints could slip a place to finish fourth bottom and drop £2m in prize money as a result.

If they win then they have a good chance of finishing above Burnley if the Clarets fail to defeat Arsenal at Turf Moor on the final day.

That would add £2m to the coffers from where they currently sit, meaning there is a huge swing resting just on the final day.

Though Premier League clubs are awash with cash, if things went well it would add to the funds that Ralph Hasenhuttl has to spend this summer.

Saints owner Gao Jisheng is committed to the club reinvesting all profits, and so the more prize money they can rake in the more there is to spend.

Hasenhuttl is focused on Saints finishing on a high in front of their own fans and having a winning feeling and one of momentum behind them heading into the summer.

“I think it’s never bad if you win games and it helps to get the good feeling for the summer,” he insisted.

“I think the players are very focused and want to have success.

“They are looking at what is the way of the club and in what direction do we want to go in the future and I think the development of this club must be a very healthy one and that means don’t take any strange decisions of signing big stars or something like that that can bring us out of balance.

“At the moment we are in a good balance but that doesn’t mean that we lean back. That doesn’t mean we don’t build up a good fundament.

“We need players, maybe better than the players we have, and it’s not so easy to find them at this level. We can look but there are some out there you imagine can help us.

“If the package is the right one financially and the quality then it is 100 per cent sure we bring the players in and then implement in this team, let them grow with this team and have the whole pre-season time to develop them and bring them together as a commitment.

“Then I am very positive that we can have a more successful season next year.”