SAINTS welcome Wolves to St Mary’s on Sunday as part of a five-strong club that haven’t won a Premier League match so far this season, but Nathan Redmond insists: “We’re confident, we were just a bit short of killer blows.”

The Midlands side, under new manager Bruno Lage, picked up their first win away to Watford but have lost every other meeting, meaning they’re below Saints, who are unbeaten in four, in the table.

Ralph Hasenhuttl will be more than encouraged after seeing his side pick up impressive points against Manchester United, West Ham and most recently Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

But asked if Saints need to register a first win of the campaign when struggling Wolves visit, Redmond responded: “A little bit, you know I feel like as a team we’re not far off taking all three points.

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“But at the same time, it’s quite early in the season and you only start looking at the table after Christmas, when things start to, you know, that business end of the season.

“We’re confident coming off the back of a win in the cup and two good games against Man City and West Ham, where we were probably just a bit short of a few final passes or killer blows in the penalty box, certainly against City and probably against West Ham.

“But we’ve come away with some good points against teams that last season finished quite high up the table so yeah we’re looking forward to the weekend.”

Wolves are in a bit of a transition period after highly successful manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who got the side promoted from the Championship in his first season as boss (2017-18), departed for Tottenham Hotspur.

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On-loan South Korean international Hwang Hee-chan scored on his debut in the victory over Watford, but they’ll have been left hugely frustrated by a 2-0 defeat at home to newly-promoted Brentford last time out.

Assessing the Wolves threat, Redmond added: “"It looks like they have been playing some good football, but they have just been a bit unlucky in a couple of games maybe.

"It is one of those things where you can't underestimate any team in the Premier League, because anyone can beat anyone on any given day, if they are not at it."