BOSS Ralph Hasenhuttl is keen to use tomorrow's Carabao Cup clash with Brentford as a chance to "get back to the way we want to play".

Saints' season got off to a disappointing start on Saturday, losing their Premier League opener 1-0 at Crystal Palace.

But Hasenhuttl's troops have no time to dwell on the defeat as they host Championship Brentford before taking on Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's in the Premier League on Sunday.

Asked if he is planning to rotate his squad to face the Bees, Hasenhuttl said: "Let’s have a look how they are after the Palace game and then we can decide. I think it’s good for us to have every game.

"We had a very difficult pre-season, not a chance to work with the whole team on our automatisms, so we should use this game to get back to winning ways and get back to the way we want to play.

"We are a little bit far away from it, this (game) is something of a chance maybe to use it to get that back.

"We want to get through to the next round. The players need the games."

Saints were unable to make the breakthrough at Selhurst Park, with Eagles goalkeeper Vicente Guaita denying efforts from Jack Stephens, Nathan Redmond, Che Adams and Danny Ings.

Brentford, who also lost their season opener, impressed in the last campaign, only missing out on promotion to the Premier League in the play-off final.

Discussing the west London outfit, Hasenhuttl said: "It will be a tough test.

"They are a good team. We have played them in friendlies a few times and they had a good season but had a disappointing finish. It’s a good test for us."