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Southampton centre-forward Michael Obafemi could be an unlikely hero

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Southampton centre-forward Michael Obafemi could be an unlikely hero

Southampton find themselves in the Premier League relegation places as it stands and have 10 days before their next game away to Arsenal.

The Saints have struggled to find a consistent goalscorer this season at St Mary’s and they are going to need a saviour in the remaining games to get them out of trouble.

Ralph Hasenhuttl will be looking around his squad to try find the answer and an unlikely hero could be Michael Obafemi.

The 18-year-old has made his first-team breakthrough this campaign and made six senior appearances, but been sidelined recently with a hamstring injury.

 

Southampton’s manager has confirmed that the Republic of Ireland international is back in training now and has travelled with the squad to Tenerife.

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Obafemi is still a fairly unknown talent on the big stage, but he’s the type of fearless attacker that could inject some positivity into the relegation run-in.

The centre-forward is a speed machine that will leave most defenders for dead if he gets in behind and he looked lively before his injury setback.

He showed his qualities in a draw to Manchester United in December with an assist and was always a willing runner.

Obafemi also scored in a victory over Huddersfield Town to chalk up his first senior goal and could be the surprise package that adds some extra firepower in attack.

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