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Steven Davis wants the Saints to rise to the occasion again

By Staff Reporter

Southampton midfielder Steven Davis has urged his team to kick on after picking up their first Barclays Premier League win of the season just before the international break.

Ronald Koeman's side, who finished seventh last term, had a difficult start to the 2015/16 campaign, picking up just two points from their first three matches, but overcame Norwich 3-0 at St Mary's 12 days ago before the enforced hiatus.

And Northern Ireland international Davis is hoping the Saints can pick up where they left off when they visit West Brom today.

"I think we were a little bit frustrated with the start to the season we had in terms of results, but Norwich gave us a lot of confidence," Davis said.

"We need to try and continue that momentum and this gives us another chance to do that.

"It was important to get that first win under our belts and hopefully we can go and build upon that.

"It's always a difficult side to play against in the way he (Pulis) sets his team up. It'll be no different.

"It's a difficult ground to go to as well. It'll be a tough game but obviously after the Norwich City win, and the performance, we'll look to do something similar again.

"It's important we start the game well."

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