NATHAN Redmond has saved himself from the Saints scrapheap and will now be plotting to help Mauricio Pellegrino’s men avoid relegation from the Premier League.

The wideman had not started a single match since the 5-2 thrashing by Tottenham on Boxing Day, before getting reinstated back into the XI in Saints’ 2-1 win at West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup.

Redmond will now be targeting his first Premier League start this year at Burnley on Saturday, having played around 20 minutes of Premier League football in 2018 so far.

As his influence waned in the period through late December, January and early February the former Norwich man was dropped from the matchday squad completely on three occasions. 

The 23-year-old has played a bit part, coming on as a late substitute in five of the last ten games in all competitions – he was also an unused sub against Liverpool.

But, now, after making his comeback and putting in a decent display at West Brom, the England international will be aiming to hit some form.

Redmond had played a prominent role this term, starting 15 of Saints' first 20 league games until Mauricio Pellegrino dropped him after the Spurs defeat.

Although he has three assists, Saints' 2016/17 league top-scorer is yet to net this term.  

His latest display is promising, though, and he could be a valuable asset if he can continue to get back on track.

Pellegrino said: “We have many important games in the next 100 days until the end and for us it is really important when we can recover some players, like Nathan (Redmond), and everyone is ready to help the club.”