Former Southampton defender Claus Lundekvam insists Vegard Forren will prove his class for the Saints.

Forren is yet to make his debut, but Lundekvam still believes his fellow Norwegian defender will prove an astute signing.

"I thought Vegard would have played by now and I'm sure he's frustrated but I've always said it shouldn't be easy to walk straight into a Premier League side," Lundekvam told the Daily Echo.

"He would have liked his chance earlier but when he came in he needed time to get match fit and the team was defensively solid and playing pretty well."