GOALSCORER Danny Ings is hopeful Saints’ success as Burnley can “be the start of some good momentum”.

The England frontman netted the only goal of the game as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side sealed a 1-0 victory at Turf Moor, their first win at the ground since 2007.

Ings, who played for the Clarets between 2011 and 2015, believes three points against Sean Dyche’s men could be the catalyst to drive Saints forward.

He told Sky Sports: “Hopefully it can really kick-start us so we can get back into our rhythm. When we do build momentum, we are a dangerous team to play.

“With a broken pre-season it’s always difficult to get in your rhythm. Especially with the way we play as well – you need a lot of fitness.

“I feel that’s coming now and hopefully it can be the start of some good momentum.”

He added: “Having played here with Burnley before, you kind of know what they are about. They make it so tough for you to play.

“It’s such an effective system that they have. You’ve got to stop as many crosses as you can and, luckily, we got the win at the end.

“I thought the lads showed great character. Every ball that went long we seemed to win it and every second ball we were fighting for it as well.”

No player in the top flight has scored more goals than Ings since the start of last season, with three goals in as many matches to kick off this league campaign.

But the 28-year-old vowed to keep working in a bid for more goals to come.

He said: “I think all of us as players want to improve and I am a player that, I’ll always look to learn and see how I can improve my game.

“If I can do that, work hard off the pitch, analyse my own game and see where I can improve, then hopefully more goals can come.”