CHARLIE Austin and James Ward-Prowse netted for Saints in a friendly against Fulham this afternoon at Staplewood.

Mauricio Pellegrino deployed a strong side for this 80 minute match, which was set-up for fringe players and those not on international duties to get some game time.

And both goal-scorers certainly gave the St Mary's chief something to think about as they fired Saints to victory with second half goals.

Austin, who has not started a single Premier League game this season, finished off a counter-attack which saw Nathan Redmond cut the ball across the face of goal for the striker to slam home.

Another outcast Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who has not played a minute of football this season for the first team, had his hand in the second goal.

The Danish midfielder's shot was parried by Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli and Ward-Prowse was waiting in the area to finish it off.

SAINTS: Taylor, Targett, Stephens, Gardos, McQueen, Romeu (Smallbone), Hojbjerg, Redmond (Bakary), Ward-Prowse (Vokins), Boufal (Mdlalose), Austin.