Southampton V Burnley at St Marys Stadium - LIVE

Southampton V Burnley - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.Alderweireld: We need a winToby Alderweireld knows Southampton need to beat Burnley this weekend if they are to maintain their push for European football.A summer of despair at St Mary's has been followed by a quite remarkable season, leaving Saints sixth in the standings with just nine matches remaining.Last weekend's 1-1 draw at Chelsea boosted their hopes of European qualification - a match in which Alderweireld performed fantastically on his return from a hamstring injury.It was a positive display after a frustrating time of late and the Belgium international knows Saints have to follow it up with a win at home to Burnley on Saturday."It was great after two months seeing from the sidelines to play again," Alderweireld said

"With a bit of luck, a good defence and a great goalkeeper we got a point."It's important we don't look too far in the future because it won't help

We can be happy with the point at Chelsea, but if we lose on Saturday what does it mean?"We want to achieve something good, something special this season, so we have to win

That's game by game

We can't play a different game on Saturday, it's Burnley."We really want to achieve something very special for Southampton

We have nine games, nine finals; we have very tough games left."Let's get the three points with the supporters on Saturday, that's the first final."Burnley arrive at St Mary's in the relegation zone yet buoyed by last weekend's win against champions Manchester City.Sean Dyche's men also got the better of Saints when they met earlier in the campaign and Alderweireld is eyeing revenge."It's going to be difficult because they are in a good mood, they have had good performances in the last few weeks so they have confidence," he told Southampton's official YouTube channel."But at home, we need to win

We can put the pressure on us because of the season we have had, we have to do that, especially at home."We have to be patient, show good quality on the ball and look out for the counter."In the last game we deserved to win I think

We had the better chances and they had none really."We had the throw-in and then they scored, it was very unlucky

We could have won there so we want to get a little revenge."They have a lot of good players

That's the Premier League

When you're not 100 per cent, anyone can beat you, that's what people like about the Premier League

"We have to be 100 per cent

They are in a good mood so we have to be at our best

"I don't think this group is over confident

We are focused and we know we have to show the quality on the ball."Striker Sam Vokes insists he is fully focused on Burnley's needs ahead of a return to his boyhood club even if he faces a difficult task persuading his own father to cheer on his side

The Wales international was born in the city and released by the Saints at a young age before moving on to nearby Bournemouth to begin his professional career

His father Tim, a lifelong Southampton supporter who watched his son score for the Clarets at St Mary's in a 4-3 FA Cup third-round defeat last season, is planning to go to the game with friends and sit among the home supporters

"I've asked him this question already and I think he's in with his mates in the Southampton end this weekend," said the 25-year-old

"I'll try to persuade him to get in the Burnley end but he will definitely be there

"It is a team I followed as a youngster so I still look out for their results, but for me it is a professional view now so I want us to go there and get the points we need." Vokes is still looking for his first Premier League goal as his recovery from a serious knee injury delayed his Clarets' top-flight debut until after Christmas, and he admits this weekend would be an ideal time to end his drought

"When you get to this stage every game is the same but it is nice to get goals in those games and it would be great to get back on the scoresheet on Saturday," he added

"I am looking forward to going back there as a Burnley player

It is a fixture I always look forward to as it was a club I supported as a child

"Of course it adds motivation

We went there last year and put in a good performance in the FA Cup."

Source : PA

Source: PA