SAINTS will not have to keep quiet the striker who has scored four goals in his last three starts against them.

Ashley Barnes netted a brace in Burnley’s 3-0 win at Turf Moor on the opening day of the season.

And it was his last-minute penalty at Turf Moor last February that earned Burnley a point by cancelling out Nathan Redmond’s 55th-minute strike.

Barnes was a second-half substitute when the sides last played at St Mary’s, in a goalless draw in August 2018.

His impressive run against Saints began two years ago, in February 2020, when he gave Burnley a second-half lead at Turf Moor only for Manolo Gabbiadini to nick Saints a point with a last-minute equaliser.

Barnes has scored a total of six goals against Saints.

The 30 year-old also scored the winner at Turf Moor in 2014 and netted for Brighton against Saints in League One way back in 2011.

But he will not get the chance to make it seven tomorrow as he is still out with the hernia problem that forced him off at half-time against Aston Villa on New Year’s Day.

Burnley will also again be without winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson (hamstring).

Right-back Matt Lowton (knee) is a major doubt so Phil Bardsley could start, while left-back Charlie Taylor (hamstring) should be fit.

New signing Josh Brownhill could be involved in the matchday squad for the first time.