Southampton one win from safety, says Cork

The 23-year-old defender believes that the Saints are just three points away from securing their Premier League status and is targeting victory against West Brom at St Mary's
Southampton midfielder Jack Cork believes that his side are just one win away from securing their Premier League status.

A goalless draw away at Swansea City on Saturday has left Mauricio Pochettino's men with 39 points - eight clear of the relegation zone - in their first season back in the top flight and the former Chelsea man is aiming to remove all doubt by beating West Brom in their next fixture.

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"We've got West Brom at home and if we can win that then hopefully that will be us safe, I think, but at the minute we just need a few more points," Cork told the Daily Echo.

"We worked so hard last year and I was so happy for the lads to get up. For us to stay in the Premier League this year, I know how much it would mean to all of them."

The 23-year-old made his 100th appearance for the Saints on Saturday and admitted that he was relieved to leave the Liberty Stadium with a point.

"We had to deal with a lot of pressure from Swansea in the second half and at the beginning of the first half," he recalled.

"It was a hard game for us. The heat didn't help, especially when you're playing a team that likes to pass it round a bit, because we were going to have long spells without the ball.

"It was hard but we also played some good stuff at times. We created a few chances and it was a good game. I think both teams would take the point."