BEATING Wolves will require focus from all involved according to Nathan Tella, who is predicting a tough trip to Molineux.

Saints last trip to Wolves during last year’s FA Cup run produced a rare win in the Midlands, with the south coast ending a run of five games at Molineux without a win.

Wolves have quietly gone about their business in the Premier League this season, with new manager Bruno Lage steering the his side to a comfortable position of eighth in the league table, well away from the threat of relegation.

Whilst Saints themselves have started to put points between themselves and the bottom three, victory at Wolves could form the basis of a push for a European spot in the second-half of the campaign.

When asked what he expected from Wolves, Tella told the Daily Echo: “All teams are hard to play games regardless of how they approach it.

“We just know, we've got to be switched on.

“They've got very good players, who can change the game in a moment.

“We'll remember their brilliance, and we got to know that we’ve got to be switched on from the first minute to the 90th.”

A shock win at Manchester United finally brought attention on a Wolves side that have gone under the radar slightly, with Joao Moutinho’s rifling shot from outside the area a piece of individual brilliance that carried a team performance over the line.

Tella revealed Saints were well aware of the fact that Wolves have players who can make something out of nothing.

He added: “We’ve got to be aware that they have players that can make stuff happen and you just have to be switched on, but then that's the same for us.

“We’ve got players who can make something happen in a matter of seconds.

“And it's going to be a good game, it’s going to be an interesting game to be involved in, and hopefully we’re able to get the result.”