RALPH Hasenhuttl hailed the attitude of new signing Ibrahima Diallo, adding how he has been given "a huge package of information of what he has to do."

Diallo, 21, joined Saints from French top flight side Brest for a reported £12million earlier this month.

He has already made two appearances for his new club, coming on as a late substitute in the draw at Chelsea and Sunday's win over Everton.

And while Hasenhuttl admits the midfielder still has plenty to learn to adapt to his role at Saints, he has been pleased with his start.

Discussing his early impressions of Diallo, the boss told the Daily Echo: "He's a good guy, I like him.

"I like the attitude he has and I think he also enjoys what we are doing here.

"There is still a lot to do with him, but I'm happy that he's here."

With Will Smallbone suffering a quad injury, Diallo is one of just three available central midfielders in the Saints first-team squad, alongside starting duo James Ward-Prowse and Oriol Romeu.

Asked if the France under-21 international will have to be a quick learner to be ready for Premier League action, Hasenhuttl said: "You can be sure that we had a chat about a lot of things.

"You can be sure that everybody who comes here gets a huge package of information of what he has to do and what we don't want to see.

"After this, it's about teaching him, coaching him on the pitch, letting him also play in the first team to get adapted to what we are doing.

"This is a massive help for him. The quicker he learns what is demanded here, the better it is for us as a team."