Defender Nathaniel Clyne admits there is no hiding the significance of tomorrow's game at Wigan Athletic.
The 18th-placed Latics go into tomorrow's game three points behind Southampton, so the match is likely to be keenly-contested.
But, with Saints still fresh from a dominant second-half showing in a narrow defeat at leaders Manchester United, Clyne is optimistic about his side's chances at the DW Stadium.
"It’s a massive game for both sides as unfortunately we are both down there at the wrong end of the table fighting for points," he said.
"We have been doing well lately though, and picked up some good points along the way.
"The last game against Manchester United showed that we can go to a place like Old Trafford and play against some of the greatest players.
"We showed we can mix it with the best in this division and we were unfortunate not to get anything from that game so we take the positives from that into tomorrow's game.
"I’m sure that if we put in another performance like that one then we can go to Wigan and do well.
"The confidence of the team is high at the moment," continued the 21-year-old. "We are a good bunch of lads, and we all believe in the ability of the players we have here and that we deserve to be in this division.
"Things are a bit tight down the bottom, but a win on Saturday will make things comfortable with a bit of a gap in between us and the other teams.
"We won't get ahead of ourselves, but we have been training well and preparing right so hopefully we can get a result."'