RALPH Hasenhuttl revealed he plans to give both Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster game-time between now and the end of the season.

McCarthy impressed during Friday night's 1-1 draw against Leicester City, having won back his spot in the team the previous week.

Before featuring against Tottenham, the 31-year-old had sat on the bench for more than a month as Fraser Forster took his place between the posts.

McCarthy has played 28 games for Saints this season, with Forster starting the other 11.

Despite impressing against the Foxes, former Crystal Palace man McCarthy could find himself on the bench again when Saints head to Anfield to face Liverpool on Saturday.

Asked how pleased he was with McCarthy's performance against Leicester, Hasenhuttl told the Daily Echo: "Absolutely, a great performance.

"I said I want to give both keepers in the last six games a chance to play, every time two games.

"So it can be that Fraser makes the next two games because I want to give everybody a chance to play. I think he (Alex) did a good job (on Friday)."

Quizzed on if that decision is down to being unsure who will be his number one at the start of next season, Hasenhuttl confirmed: "Yes. I think they deserve to play the final games, because both were important for us this season.

"Both showed that they can be a good goalkeeper for us and this is the reason why I want to do this."