Ronald Koeman’s side suffered a 2-1 loss in the Potteries last Saturday, but are still right in the mix when it comes to the battle for the European qualifying places in the Premier League table.
Just a point behind us in seventh, they’re sure to be fired up for our meeting on Saturday lunchtime as the run-in to the end of the season intensifies.
That fact is not lost on left-back Ben, who went on as a substitute for Danny Rose during the second half of our 3-1 win at Newcastle on Sunday.
“I think Southampton have done very well this season,” said the Welsh international. “They’ve built a good side there and we realise it’s a tough place to go.
“Looking at the European spots, they’re rivals of ours now and we’re going there knowing they’ve already beaten some difficult teams this season.
“We’ve got to be on the ball and be prepared for everything they throw at us. We need to go out there and play with confidence and I’m sure if we do that we can put on a very good display.”