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Southampton must now unleash Sam Edozie

With a wholly winnable game in the EFL Cup on the horizon, and the horrors of the weekend now pushed from their mind, Southampton will likely be going into their fixture tonight against Sheffield Wednesday with plenty of hope.

Having sacked Ralph Hasenhuttl and almost tied up his replacement in Nathan Jones, it seems increasingly likely that the Luton Town boss could be in charge by the weekend.

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Before then, however, first team lead coach, Ruben Selles, has a game to prepare for.

With this clash against lower-league opposition and a tough trip to face Liverpool this weekend, perhaps the interim boss will want to rest some of key players in the hope his side can grind out a result at Anfield.

For Selles to give himself the best possible chance of winning what might be his only game in charge, he must unleash youngster Sam Edozie, who has starred from the bench at times this season but is yet to start a single game.

Blessed with blistering speed and dancing feet, he could be the man to dazzle the League One side and blast the Saints into the next round of the cup.

It was his debut where he truly shined, as in just 17 minutes of action he was successful in all three of his dribbles and also made one key pass.

Surely over a full 90 minutes, especially against supposed easier opposition, he can give an insight into the young starlet they brought in from Manchester City in the summer.

Should he go on to perform too, it hands Jones an excuse to finally ditch any of the current crop of underwhelming wide men.

Of Mohamed ElyounoussiStuart Armstrong and Moussa Djenepo, the three have a combined goal tally of just one in the Premier League.

They are taking up the space where this exciting 19-year-old could be playing and starring.

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Even journalist Ryan Taylor acknowledged his ability, lauding him as a “talented” youngster after confirming his move to the south coast.

It could be the start of a very special career, but until he is handed some meaningful game time it will never truly get underway.

Selles and then potentially Jones, could be the men to change all that, unleashing the rarely-seen talent firstly tonight and then should he perform to his standards, onto the top-flight.

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