TINO Livramento described Stuart Armstrong’s dribbling as “so good”, despite admitting that he “didn’t know much” about the Scot before he joined Saints.

With Livramento signing in August just before the final pre-season game of the schedule, and Armstrong then suffering an injury that ruled him out for nearly two months after one match of the season, the pairing haven’t had too much time to train together.

But with Armstrong now returning to on-pitch action after being called upon as a substitute against both Leeds United and Burnley at St Mary’s, Livramento is starting to see his quality shine through.

There’s no doubt the pair will be linking up regularly throughout the season, with the 18-year-old right-back’s marauding runs often taking him outside of and beyond the right winger – where Armstrong will likely be plying his trade.

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Asked about his potential right-hand partner going forward, Livramento told the Daily Echo: “Yeah I didn’t know much about him, but I’ve trained with him a few times and he shows his qualities.

“He is so good at dribbling forward with the ball and when you see him coming on you can hear the crowd getting excited.”

He added: “That’s the kind of player he is, seeing him come back in is a huge thing.”