RALPH Hasenhuttl’s desperate to see Che Adams score before the end of the season.

The striker is yet to register a goal for the club since joining from Birmingham last summer in a £15million deal.

He came agonisingly close to ending his dry spell against Watford and even had Hasenhuttl jumping for joy, only to realise his shot crept wide.

Saints’ boss said: “I think you could see how much I was celebrating in the last game when I didn’t see the ball had gone past the goal.

“I was on the pitch jumping and celebrating for him. I think everybody would like to see him scoring.

“When you ask him about it, he will say that it will come.

“This is the thing that will happen and if he works as he did in the last game I know it will definitely happen.

“Everybody’s waiting for this moment and maybe it will come against Manchester City.”

Saints’ attacking department, which is led by star man Danny Ings, has been a key factor behind the club’s remarkable turnaround.

On their day they can cause any opposition havoc and create chances almost out of nothing.

Man City’s attackers are revered for their quality and ruthlessness and Hasenhuttl admits it’s also been nice not having to worry about his side scoring goals, even if it’s on a smaller scale to Pep Guardiola’s side.

“I think we don’t need to speak about Danny because he has scored so many goals this season,” the Austrian added.

“I don’t think it’s been a problem for us to score, it was more often a problem for us to have a clean sheet.

“I am never scared because a team that creates a lot of chances will score in the end, more often than not.

“We create a lot of chances and this shows in our game because our transition with the ball is quite good.

“This gives the offensive players a chance to score and this has never been a problem. It’s definitely the smallest issue we have.”