Southampton boss Mark Wotte believes that his side need to win their last three matches to avoid relegation.
The Saints recorded their fourth win at St. Mary’s yesterday, in the 1-0 victory over Palace, and gained points on Forest and Barnsley.
Relegation rivals Norwich City spoiled the party when they beat Watford 2-0 at Carrow Road.
The Hampshire side still have to go to Sheffield Wednesday and entertain Burnley at St. Mary’s, before the tasty tie at Nottingham Forest on the last day of the season, which could determine who goes down.
Speaking to the Daily Echo, he said: “We knew that Watford would not be very strong against Norwich and we expected Norwich to win.
“But we also expected Sheffield United to win their game because they have something to fight for and they play to go up.
“I didn`t expect Sheffield United to lose points to Nottingham Forest but what can I say we have to do it all ourselves and it`s been like this for months.
“We have to go and pick up another nine points.”
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