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Charlie Austin: 'Southampton squad good enough to survive in Premier League'

Austin: 'Saints squad good enough to stay up'
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Southampton have a good enough squad to avoid relegation from the Premier League, according to injured Saints striker Charlie Austin.

Charlie Austin has claimed that Southampton have a good enough squad to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

The Saints striker had scored five goals in seven games for his club before suffering a hamstring injury at the end of December.

Mauricio Pellegrino's charges currently sit in the bottom three of the table, having won just one of eight league games in Austin's absence.

"My gut says we've got a good enough squad to stay in the Premier League but I'm under no illusions that in the Premier League you're given nothing. We need to perform now," the 28-year-old told Sky Sports News.

"We don't want to go to the last day of the season against Manchester City, so hopefully we can get the points we need. You can't wait on other results, you need to get the wins and that's the most important thing for us."

Austin has scored 16 goals in 45 Southampton appearances since his 2016 move from Queens Park Rangers.

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