Southampton midfielder Jack Cork believes his side will be safe from relegation if they can secure one more win.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men are eight points clear of the relegation zone following a run of six games without defeat and Cork, who has impressed many in his debut season in the top flight, feels the St Mary’s Stadium outfit will be able to rest easy if they beat West Brom on Saturday.
“We’ve got West Brom at home and if we can win that then hopefully that will be us safe I think, but at the minute we just need a few more points,” Cork explained to The Daily Echo.
“We worked so hard last year and I was so happy for the lads to get up. For us to stay in the Premier League this year, I know how much it would mean to all of them.”
Cork became a Southampton centurion in the 0-0 draw with Swansea last Saturday, making his 100th appearance for the club, in a game from which he was happy to take a share of the spoils.
He added: “It was a hard game for us. The heat didn’t help, especially when you’re playing a team that likes to pass it round a bit, because we were going to have long spells without the ball.
“It was hard, but we also played some good stuff at times. We created a few chances and it was a good game. I think both teams would take the point.”