Mauricio Pellegrino wants Saints to lose the nerves as they prepare for a crucial relegation clash with Stoke.

The Saints boss felt his side were edgy at Burnley, only grabbing a point with a late Manolo Gabbiadini equaliser at Turf Moor.

Pellegrino is taking his players away for a couple of days of warm weather training before a return to the cold of Staplewood where they will complete preparations for a vital match against the Potters.

Pellegrino felt Saints were good value for the point at Burnley, even given the nerves.

He said: “I think the game was really tight from the beginning until the end.

“I imagined this type of game from before because they are a team that don’t concede too much, defensively they are really well organised and they try to put their opponent under pressure with direct play and second ball. In this aspect they are maybe a little bit better than us.

“We were really focussed mentally, we play with aggressiveness but I think we were a little bit nervous and didn’t play in the way I think we can do it.

“In the second half we start to do a little bit better, we create a couple of chances, but in the way we equalise I think it’s a fair result.”