Southampton are celebrating retaining their English Premier League status after results on Saturday meant they will not be relegated to the English Championship.
Anything barring a heavy defeat to champions Manchester City and big Swansea City win would have ensured they beat the drop and it was job done, losing by just a single goal to Pep Guardiola’s side.
Fans, relieved at having escaped relegation, are already looking ahead to where they can improve this summer, with many pointing out their defence needs a rethink when the transfer window opens.
Many aren’t happy moving forward with Jack Stephens and Wesley Hoedt in the heart of defence and are looking for the club to sign a quality centre-back or two.
Can Saints ensure that there is no repeat of their dire form this season, next term?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all after the defeat to City…
Looking forward to not seeing Hoedt and Stephens anywhere near the team next season #SaintsFC
— David Gilchrist (@gilchrd) May 13, 2018
My blood pressure will be rather thankful for three months break from watching Hoedt defend. #SaintsFC
— George Galpin (@GGalpin95) May 13, 2018
Jack Stephens is not a Premier-League-quality defender. #SaintsFC
— James Clark Ross Ⓥ (@JamesClarkRoss) May 13, 2018
Disgracefull defending. Yet again ffs. That needs sorting ASAP! #SaintsFC
— Les' Lamborghini (@saintbannerman) May 13, 2018
Let’s just hope that’s a freak season. Give Hughes the job, sign some decent defenders and keep the bulk of the squad together and we should be okay next year. #saintsfc
— Nathan Thomas (@Nathanthomasj) May 13, 2018
Give Hughes Promes & two top CB's and we'll be back in top half… #SaintsFC
— Saint Harris (@LHarrisSFC) May 13, 2018
What a rollercoaster of a season, but we are staying up. What next for #saintsfc?
OUT: Long, Gabbiadini, Carrillo, Boufal, Davis, Clasie, Forster and Bertrand.
IN: Promes (PLEASE), Shaqiri (PLEASE), a CAM, 2 strikers, a CB and an LB.
Time for a refresh. But Hughes in or out?🤔
— Rob Adam Evans (@RobAdamEvans) May 13, 2018
We need to favour quality over quantity in our signings this summer. Promes would certainly add much needed quality. Need another CB (Mawson?) Maybe another striker, I’d look at Bas Dost. Would he come? Probably not but I’d test the water with a big bid. Jorgensen? #saintsfc
— Saint Alastair (@Saint_Alastair) May 13, 2018