GOALSCORER David Brooks believes Saints will get back to "winning games most weeks" if they can "shut up shop" at the other end.

The Welshman was one of four goalscorers on Saturday as Southampton came from behind twice to beat Birmingham 4-3.

Despite scoring four goals Brooks was left frustrated that his side were once again unable to prevent the opposition from scoring.

Southampton have now conceded 13 goals in their last six Championship fixtures, a total only equalled by bottom-of-the-table Rotherham United.

Speaking to the Daily Echo, Brooks admitted: “We are in the business end of the year so getting three points is the main focus. Scoring four goals away from home is really good. 

“We just need to shut up shop a bit better at the other end. If we do that we will get back to winning most weeks.

Daily Echo: David Brooks joined Saints on loan in hopes of gaining more minutesDavid Brooks joined Saints on loan in hopes of gaining more minutes (Image: PA)

“I wouldn’t say we are leaking goals because we dominated the entire game. We are just being punished for small little errors. 

“On another day we win that 4-0 and everyone goes away extremely happy thinking it was one of the best performances we have had all year. 

“We need to try and correct the small margins at the business end of the year and just keep going. 

“I am not going to put conceding the goals on my teammates because they have been fantastic for the first half of the season when I wasn't here. 

“If you go back to the Millwall game the attackers should have done more. Thankfully, we got the three points today which is all that matters.”

Brooks levelled the game for Saints with a wicked curling effort that left John Ruddy with no chance in the Blues net.

That came after the Welsh international had set up Southampton's first, scored by Adam Armstrong, to round off a well-worked team goal.

Brooks has wasted no time slotting into life at Saints. The 26 year old was a creative hub at St Andrew's, creating six chances, the most of any player, in just 64 minutes of football.

His two goal contributions have taken his tally to five - two goals and three assists, meaning the Cherries loanee is averaging a goal or assist every 65 minutes.

“I enjoy cutting onto my left and it opened up for me to have a go and try to bend it in. Thankfully it went in," he added when reflecting on his goal.

“Before I joined, I knew the attractive football that Southampton play was going to give me chances to score and assist. 

Daily Echo: David Brooks has scored twice since joining on loan from AFC Bournemouth David Brooks has scored twice since joining on loan from AFC Bournemouth (Image: Stuart Martin)

“When I’m doing that it makes me feel like I am providing for the team. I am here to do exactly that so it makes me happy. It feels a lot sweeter when we get the three points as well."

Southampton required a 96th-minute winner from Joe Aribo, who sits next to Brooks in the changing room, to ensure they took all three points back to the south coast. 

The Nigerian international's injury-time goal marked the fourth time Saints have claimed an away victory beyond the 90th minute, following wins at Plymouth Argyle, Hull City and Millwall.

Brooks concluded: “Since I have been here we had the Huddersfield game which was very similar, it was Hail Marys at the end of the game.

It is sweet when you win a game at the death, but we would rather have it wrapped up before then. I get on with Joe really well. I’m buzzing for him to get the late winner.”