RALPH Hasenhuttl admitted Saints had to "adapt" their game if they were to end their wretched recent record against Burnley.

Saints are winless in seven attempts against the Clarets since 2016, and have not won at Turf Moor since 2007.

Hasenhuttl's side were on the wrong end of two results against Burnley last season, losing 3-0 away before a 2-1 defeat at St Mary's in the most recent meeting of the clubs back in February.

Asked why Saints find it so difficult against Sean Dyche's men, Hasenhuttl said: "I think even the best teams get affected by their game because it’s simple and clear.

"Good, first touch balls behind the last line causes everybody problems. You have to adapt your game to this.

"But I think we also have some qualities in our game that can hurt them. I think we showed in the last game (against them) we had good chances to score, we had a fantastic goal from Ingsy after counter-pressing, so we have to pay attention to every part of our game.

"If we have a good performance then we definitely have the quality to win against Burnley.

"We want to show ourselves, that we are further in our development from last season. This is the goal for the weekend.

"I think it is a good game to come up for us because we know about the difficulty and we go there and want to show up."