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Ex-Southampton fullback Bridge: Hasenhuttl needs to buy big

Former Southampton fullback Wayne Bridge expects a busy summer at St Mary's.

Bridge believes manager Ralph Hasenhuttl will want to make his own mark on the squad.

He told the Daily Echo: “He has got to try and do something. He needs to try and get players in that he wants.

“He has dealt with the players he has been handed, and he will probably have players in his mind that he thinks can do a better job than the people out there and make the team better.

“That is when he will be under a lot more pressure.

“When you bring your own players in, with a full pre-season and you are looking to push on, that is when there will be pressure.

“I think he is going to go everywhere. I think he will go up front, defence and midfield.

“He might have in his head where he will shore up first and where he thinks he needs to go first.

“I would go attacking first but my dad is telling me he needs to strengthen the defence first.

“I think they need a top, top class striker, but they also need to be able to keep hold of their players and not sell them because that's an important thing as well."

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