RALPH Hasenhuttl admitted that his side are dealing with a few “problems” at the moment.

After picking up crucial wins in recent months, Saints have slumped to just one victory in their last seven matches in all competitions.

Their most recent disappointment came last weekend, where they were beaten by Newcastle at St Mary’s.

Hasenhuttl said: “We have problems at the moment.

“We have a few injured players and without a clean sheet, it’s always going to be difficult at home.

“We have 34 points which is good, but we know we still need points, but we are still in a positive situation.

“We have one more game and then a long break and I know that Reddy and a few others will be back, so I am looking forward.”

Saints’ defeat last Saturday was their ninth home loss of the season, which is more than any other top-flight team.

This woeful record sees them rock bottom of the home form table, sat on just 14 points, one less than Norwich have picked up.

But their results away from home paints a different picture which should give them confidence going into this weekend’s match at Carrow Road.

Asked why they’ve struggled for success at St Mary’s, Hasenhuttl said: “We concede too many goals at home. It’s simple.

“In the end, this costs you a lot of wins and a lot of points.

“The draw isn’t really our result because we either win or lose.

“It’s really crazy.

“We have a lot of wins this season but also a lot of defeats. We have exactly the points we deserve and not more. We are not better than 34.

“If we want to be better than the 34, then you must have more home wins which is our goal for the future.”

Despite Norwich being at the foot of the Premier League table, Hasenhuttl isn’t expecting an easy ride against Daniel Farke’s outfit.

“It’s a big challenge,” he added.

“We had a very tough first game against them. They played a very good first half.

“We will go there, and we know it will be tough.”