Southampton midfielder Cork desperate to end goals drought

Southampton midfielder Jack Cork is desperate to end his two-year scoring drought.

Southampton midfielder Jack Cork is desperate to end his two-year scoring drought.

Cork has not managed to hit the net in 65 competitive appearances for the Saints. And his last goal was for Burnley way back in February 2011.

The one-time Chelsea youngster, 23, said: “I have not scored for Southampton yet.

“I got one in a friendly when I first joined and thought I would go on to get a few more. But it has not happened.

“It is something I am working hard to improve and it would be good to get a goal in such a big match. It is a massive game for both of us because a win would take us six points clear of them — but if they win they drag us back into the dogfight.

“The lads have not given me too much stick about not scoring and, as long as Rickie Lambert, Gaston Ramirez and Adam Lallana keep hitting the net, we will be OK.”

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