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​Hughes warns Southampton: Job not done yet

Southampton manager Mark Hughes has insisted that his side still have hard work to do despite recording a much-needed victory over Bournemouth last weekend.

Despite the win, the Saints remain in the relegation zone and face Everton, Swansea and Manchester City in their remaining fixtures.

Hughes has emphasised that there is still a lot of work to do.

He said: "I don't think we'll fall into the trap of thinking that we got job done last weekend because we haven't. Nowhere near it.

"It was a moment in time where we felt that emotion. I think everyone in the stadium felt that emotion and there was an outpouring but I felt it wasn't a bad thing.

"It brought everyone closer, it brought our fans closer to the team and maybe that distance had started to increase over the course of the season. Maybe that performance and result over the last few weeks brought everyone together.

"It was only right that we expressed ourselves as we did as that helped the crowd as well but we have to go again.

"For all the emotion that we saw and the fact we were able to at long last please our supporters we have to do it again and we don't want to disappoint our fans by losing at Everton."

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