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Southampton flyer Sims pumped for relegation battle

Southampton will be grateful they have an enthused Josh Sims available for their relegation struggle.

The Saints winger had an emphatic return to action in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Burnley, helping set-up Manolo Gabbiadini's dramatic stoppage time equaliser.

And the 20-year-old, who spent close to nine months out with a chipped cartilage injury, cannot wait to get back on the pitch.

"I've been out injured for a while so I'm just getting back to full fitness. It's been hard watching it while I've been injured because I feel like I can make an impact," he said.

"Hopefully I can start to show the manager what I can do when I come off the bench. It's down to myself really to take the opportunities when I come on.

"It's been difficult for me. We're nearly into the end period of the season now and I've only just started playing. But that's obviously down to the injuries.

"This season has been hard for me, but I've got to get through it now and look at next season really.

"I need to get ready to start strongly next season, but we've got a few games left and hopefully I can make an impact towards the end of the season and keep us up. That's the main thing."

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