Hesketh will be on Hasenhuttl's radar after eye-catching midweek display
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Hesketh will be on Hasenhuttl's radar after eye-catching midweek display

Jake Hesketh scored the winning goal for Burton Albion to send them through to the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

In a historic victory for Burton, they edged Middlesbrough out in a close affair at The Riverside Stadium.

Hesketh netted the only goal of the game with a low shot from the edge of the box on 48 minutes.

And this is bound to have caught the attention of Ralph Hasenhuttl, who will be assessing his Southampton squad at the moment.

The new Saints boss led them to victory over Arsenal at the weekend but he is still likely to bring in new signings this January.

Hasenhuttl could also look to recall some players from loan spells if they continue to impress at their temporary clubs.

Hesketh certainly falls under that category with his loan expiring this January.

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The 22-year-old has made it clear he wishes to return to Southampton and impress Hasenhuttl, The Daily Echo reports.

And performances like this will not do the diminutive attacking midfielder any harm.

It was Hesketh’s third goal of the season in 21 games for the Brewers and he has impressed at League One level.

The Southampton academy graduate, who has scored once in four games for the first-team, still faces a challenge to convince Hasenhuttl he can step up two divisions and aid a relegation battle.

But he will certainly be on the Austrian’s radar after sending Burton to the Carabao Cup semi-finals in midweek.

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