SAINTS winger Nathan Redmond is targeting a new position ahead of next season.

The 25-year-old star is often used on the wing but admits he is hoping to impress boss Ralph Hasenhuttl as a number 10 during pre-season.

Saints’ boss has deployed Redmond in a number of different attacking roles throughout the second half of the campaign to see where he is most effective.

“The second half against Bournemouth, I was playing number eight,” revealed Redmond with a large grin across his face.

“Pierre was playing as number six and me and Prowsey were number eights, I wasn’t too happy about it but the fact he trusts me enough to play me there speaks for itself.

“I think if the last six months was an audition for me to give myself the best chance to play in this sort of number 10/striking role, then hopefully I’ve given myself the best account.

“If the formation is 3-4-3 or 4-2-2-2, I think he [Hasenhuttl] likes to play with number 10s and not necessarily wingers.

“I can play in the number 10 position, so it will be interesting.

“Pre-season will be tough first and foremost, but tactically it’s going to be interesting to understand.”

Redmond was named as the club’s Players’ Player of the Year and Fans’ Player of the Year at their annual awards ceremony on Tuesday night.

He has netted a joint-high eight goals for Saints this season and leads the way with four assists.

Such has been his form this season, the winger has appeared in every game for Saints, failing to start just two of them.

Although, given his versatility, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see him flourishing. 

Redmond added: “I played in the number 10 position when I was at Birmingham and when I was at Norwich.

“I played there in the Championship. I’ve played on the left-hand side, the right-hand side and as a central striker.

“I think I’ve played there before and it’s been out of impulse but now it’s about understanding the position and what this manager wants from me.

“Against Watford, I played in the number 10, the left-hand side and then up front because Longy was blowing steam out of his ears.

“With all these different positions, you have to be able to adapt.”

Redmond is currently leading the way in the Daily Echo's Player of the Year competition, with the winner being announced tomorrow.