George Burley has challenged Gregory Vignal to make the left back spot his own.

The French defender has struggled to hold down a place in the team since his summer arrival at the club as Burley has chopped and changed to try and find a replacement for Gareth Bale.

So far that hasn't happened with Vignal, Rudi Skacel, Alexander Ostlund and Jermaine Wright all having played there this season.

The place is up for grabs for anybody who can show some consistent form, something which Vignal has not yet managed.

He has been quickly dropped for basic defensive errors the previous times he has got in the side but with his one-year contract up in the summer he will need that to change very soon if he is to stay at St Mary's beyond the end of the season.

Vignal had by far his best game for the club in the weekend victory over Leicester and topped it off with a goal and Burley is hoping he can produce those kind of performances on a regular basis from now on.

He said: "It was his best game for the club.

"Rudi Skacel has been playing there with Gregory and they've been trying to fill that Gareth Bale role.

"Saturday was probably Gregory's best game for the club so far and hopefully he will prove he can fill that role.

"He's got to show consistency, that's the key."

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