RALPH Hasenhuttl admitted it’s unlikely he’ll make wholesale changes to his team against Tottenham this afternoon.

In Saints’ FA Cup third-round match with Huddersfield at the beginning of the month, the Austrian rested 10 players.

But due to Spurs being Premier League opposition, Hasenhuttl hinted that he’ll play a strong side, while also giving the fringe members of his squad a chance.

Saints' manager said: “Against Tottenham, it’s clear that we don’t make that many changes, I don’t think.

“But still a few, still a few players getting a chance who didn’t play so much in the last time. But not that many.

“As always, I think the middle is always the best solution you can take.”

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has a habit of winning trophies wherever he goes and will view the FA Cup as another chance to add to his impressive haul.

Because of this, Hasenhuttl is expecting a stern test against the side Saints beat 1-0 on New Year’s Day, but wants to stay focused on making sure his players get things right.

“I expect the best possible team from Tottenham,” continued Hasenhuttl.

“For us, it’s not that interesting who is on the pitch or where the player plays, it’s more important we stick to what made us strong in the last weeks, it is a lot.

“If we are focused on this part of our philosophy, then we have again a good chance to win against them.”