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Southampton news: Mayuka targets first-team spot

Southampton news: Mayuka targets first-team spot

by Harry Sherlock

26th July 2013 9:11pm BST

  

Emmanuel Mayuka wants to break into the Southampton first-team after enjoying a full pre-season.

The Zambian star struggled to cement his place in the starting XI last term after joining from Swiss outfit Young Boys in August, and failed to make a single appearance between December and April – though he is hoping to make his mark in the 2013/14 campaign.

He told the club’s website: "Last season I wasn't here for pre-season and the start of the season but this year it's good because I'm settled with the team.

"I would like to keep on working hard like I did towards the end of last season.

"I want to build on that so I am looking forward to starting more games, scoring goals and helping the team in every way that I can.

"I have to keep going and to keep working hard by playing more and more games so I will be back in good shape and fully-fit. That's what I'm waiting for."