Zambia striker Emmanuel Mayuka retains hope of a future at Southampton.

Mayuka spent last season on-loan at Sochaux.

"I won't consider my first season in England as a failure because I didn't really get enough opportunities," Mayuka told BBC Sport.

"On a personal note this loan has helped me regain confidence and I can take positives away even though I would have loved for the club to stay up.

"They gave me a chance to enjoy regular football again. I can only thank the club and wish them well for the future.

"Now my primary objective is to go back to Southampton to try and convince the manager that I deserve a chance in the team."

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