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Lambert backs Obafemi to impress for Southampton

Former Southampton forward Rickie Lambert has tipped Saints youngster Michael Obafemi to enjoy a successful career at St Mary’s.

Obafemi only turned 18 over the summer, but is now a part of the first team at Southampton.

The Republic of Ireland international has scored once in five Premier League appearances for the Saints this term, impressing many with his performances.

A hamstring injury means that Obafemi has missed the club’s last six league matches, but he looks set to play a key role in their fight against relegation in the latter stages of the campaign.

Lambert knows a thing or two about scoring goals for Southampton having netted 115 times for the club, and the 36-year-old has said that Obafemi is capable of making a huge impact.

Lambert told the Daily Echo:

“It’s good to see they’re getting back to bringing in youngsters as that’s what Southampton’s renowned for.

“I know they’ve got a young lad, Obafemi, who can terrify a few defenders from the little glimpses I’ve seen.”

Southampton suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Cardiff City last time out to drop into 18th position in the Premier League table.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side will return to action with a trip to Arsenal on February 24, before facing Fulham and Manchester United in their next two.

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