Southampton fans take to Twitter as Hughes gears up for Bournemouth showdown

The rivalry between Southampton and Bournemouth has never been an ‘official’ one, so to speak, but due to the proximity of both coastal areas, one has formed since the Cherries earned promotion to the Premier League.

This weekend will witness a crucial match between the two clubs as Southampton fight to remain in the top division.

As it stands, Mark Hughes’s side are four points from safety with as many games left to play, so a result against Bournemouth at St Mary’s is vital.

Since the new manager replaced Mauricio Pellegrino in March, the club have not picked up a league win having lost three and drawn one.

Things looked brighter in the FA Cup until Sunday when the Saints suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of Chelsea in the semi-finals at Wembley.

Ahead of this weekend’s fixture against Bournemouth, Hughes has issued a rallying cry, which some fans have echoed, while others still feel miserable.