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HYS: Should Stuart Armstrong’s calls for more minutes at Southampton be answered?

Stuart Armstrong arrived at St Mary’s Stadium in the summer as the 26-year-old completed his switch from Celtic to Southampton, but minutes under Mark Hughes have been hard to come by.

The Scot has started just two Premier League games under the Welshman, often making his minutes from the bench. Whereas in Scotland, the attacking presence featured heavily as he helped the Hoops to clinch all three domestic trophies.

In total, the 6 foot midfielder has featured for just 271 minutes in a possible 14 games, yet still remains a part of his national side.

While away with Scotland, the midfielder spoke to the BBC about his lack of minutes on the south coast.

“As an individual, I wanted something new, a new challenge, and if I hadn’t taken that opportunity I would have regretted it,” the BBC report Armstrong as saying.

“It’s always hard when you’re not playing games – not starting games especially – because nobody likes sitting on the bench

“I’m not the most patient. I need to learn to adapt. I’m in a different league – I spent eight years in the Scottish League.”

Although Hughes has only handed the midfielder infrequent minutes, Armstrong has created five chances from his 85 passes, a rate of one every 45 minutes, according to WhoScored data, which is lower than regular’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Mario Lemina.

But should Hughes start the 26-year-old when Premier League action returns on November 24 away to Fulham? Have your say below…

Article title: HYS: Should Stuart Armstrong’s calls for more minutes at Southampton be answered?

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