KYLE Walker-Peters hopes Ralph Hasenhuttl thinks he’s done enough to make the right back spot his own for the final six games.

The Tottenham loanee made just his second Saints appearance at Watford since joining the club until the end of the season in January.

Despite the lack of game time, Walker-Peters was defensively sound and provided an attacking threat down the flank.

Reflecting on a slow start to life at St Mary’s, the 23-year-old said: “I was used to it at Tottenham.

“I know what I need to do to get into a team and sometimes that means being patient.

“I was the new boy here and I was still learning the style of play that the gaffer wants from us, but I stayed patient and stayed calm.

“When you get your opportunity you just have to take it and hopefully the manager thinks I’ve done that.

“I’m going to do all I can to stay fit and when the manager gives me an opportunity I’ll give my best.

“I want to try and win as many games as possible.”

Saints’ win at Watford saw them register 40 points in the Premier League for the first time in three seasons.

Hasenhuttl made it clear that he won’t let his side take their foot off the gas and Walker-Peters reckons the players are hungrier than ever.

“The motivation for us is that we know the teams above us aren’t far off; they are on 42, 43 and 44 points,” the defender added. “For us, we are looking at them and thinking, ‘Can we catch them?’

“A lot of people might not be talking about us, but we know that we’re there and that we will keep pushing.”

Danny Ings delivered another masterclass in a Saints shirt during Sunday’s win at Vicarage Road.

His double moved him to 18 goals for the season, which is just one strike behind Leicester’s Jamie Vardy in the race to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot.

And with six games still to play, Walker-Peters reckons you’d be crazy to rule out Ings’ chances of pipping Vardy to the post.

Asked whether he’s backing the Saints ace to seal this year’s Golden Boot, the right back said: “100 per cent!

“I will back him all the way. Words can’t describe how good he was.

“He was so clinical and that really helps us as defenders when you have an attacker like that.

“It takes the pressure off us and I’m backing him all the way.”