SAINTS legend Danny Wallace has challenged Nathan Redmond to reach double figures next season.

Redmond ended last year’s campaign as the club’s top scorer with nine goals.

And Wallace, who netted 64 times during his spell on the south coast, thinks the former Norwich star will continue to improve.

“I’ve been looking at him and he has been very impressive whenever I’ve seen him play,” revealed Wallace.

“He scored a few goals last season and I feel that he has got similar traits to me: he is quick and likes taking players on.

“When I was playing, I liked to make assists for other players.

“I think I got my fair share when I was playing for Southampton and he [Redmond] did the same last season.

“He has got to keep his mind on the game and try and progress. He should aim to get more goals next season than he got in the previous one.

“When I was playing, I always looked for double figures in goals. He was a bit unlucky last season, ending with nine, but I think he will aim to beat that next season.”

Wallace’s career was brought to a premature end after discovering he had multiple sclerosis in 1996.

Since then, he has only returned to Saints a handful of times.

Despite this, the former Manchester United winger insists he is doing well and watches Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side as often as he can.

Wallace added: “The health is quite good actually.

“You might not see it because I’m in a wheelchair and everything but, at this moment, I’m feeling quite good.

“I haven’t been down to Southampton for a few years now.

“It’s always nice coming back down south and seeing some players and having a good talk.”

Former Saint Nicky Banger invited Wallace back to St Mary’s for The Knights Foundation’s Teddy Bear Appeal.

Wallace was joined at the event by a host of club legends that included Kevin Keegan, Matt Le Tissier, Lawrie McMenemy, Rickie Lambert and Peter Shilton.

And speaking about Banger’s work, Wallace said: “He has done a really, really good job.

“He has got all the ex-players coming back, and to see Lawrie Mac, Matt Le Tissier and Kevin Keegan is just brilliant.

“We can reminisce. Kevin was telling me how we drew 5-5 with Coventry but in the dressing room, I thought we had lost 5-4.

“It’s always good to come back and remember the good times.”