Southampton ace issues goals aim

St-Marys-StadiumGuly do Prado is looking to be a regular in the Southampton side next season but knows he must start scoring some goals.

The 31-year-old Brazilian has struggled for action during the Saints’ first season back in the top flight with seven starts, despite having been a key man in the successive League One and Championship promotion seasons.

However, Guly’s lack of first-team chances has coincided with a goal drought stretching back to January 2010. And he knows that he must remedy that situation if he is going to be a central part of boss Mauricio Pochettino’s plans next term.

He told the club’s website: “I need to start hitting the back of the net again. For sure it’s the only way back for me.”

On this past season, he added: “It’s not what I wanted. I wanted to be playing more, but what has happened this season has made me even more determined to show what I can do next season for the team.”