SAINTS ace Danny Ings insists he hasn’t thought about how he’d celebrate in an empty stadium.

Ings, who has 18 goals to his name this season, has helped fire the St Mary’s side away from the relegation zone.

He was in line to receive an England call-up at the end of March before professional sport was brought to a halt due to coronavirus.

Football returned in Germany earlier this month and there were some interesting celebrations – especially as players have been told to not high-five or hug each other.

“I’ve never played FIFA before the last month or so, but my friend Alex made me have a game and there’s a celebration on the game that he thinks I should do but I don’t think I’ll do it,” Ings told the Daily Echo.

“When I score my adrenaline normally takes over so I’m not too sure how I’ll end up celebrating!”

It’s expected that supporters won’t be able to attend games until at least next year due to coronavirus and the current social distancing measures in place.

With stadiums remaining soulless, there have been reports in the national media suggesting clubs could create an atmosphere through sound effects.

That’s unlikely to happen, but one thing for certain is that Saints’ players won’t be able to hide from manager Ralph Hasenhuttl should he start shouting instructions.

When questioned about playing behind closed doors, the former Burnley and Liverpool striker admits it will feel strange but that, ultimately, their main focus is to always seal three points.

“I’ve played in front of small crowds before, so I’m used to it,” Ings added.

“We all know the boost fans can give you, but this could be the new normal for a while, so it’s important we all adapt to that.

“If we can adapt in the right way then, hopefully, we can go back to get some good form.”

Asked about there being no hiding place from Hasenhuttl’s instructions due to the empty stadium, Ings thinks hearing the Austrian’s orders will be an advantage.

He said: “Probably not as we’d be able to hear him giving us information that could help us out!”