Redmond: We all know what Obafemi can do
Southampton will make a late call on the fitness of Ireland cap Michael Obafemi for tomorrow's Wembley date to face Tottenham.
England international Nathan Redmond says the Saints players are all aware of the potential that the Dublin-born forward has.
Obafemi made his first Premier League start for the Saints last weekend but picked up an injury and is a doubt for the clash with Spurs, coach Kelvin Davis in temporary charge since the sacking yesterday of Mark Hughes.
But Obafemi, who made his senior Ireland debut in Denmark last month, is already making people sit up and take note.
"I've played up front a few times before, albeit now I think I'm a little bit more mature mentally to take on the task," Redmond said of the front role filled by Obafemi.
"Michael is young, he's energetic and hungry. I just told him to almost stay a little bit naïve, play with no fear and play what's got you to where you are now.
"Everyone has seen from the clips of the under-23s what he can do."
New Ireland boss Mick McCarthy says he's enthused by the sight of Obafemi playing in the Premier League.
"People were asking me about having not that many Premier League players. It would be great to have someone starting every week in the Premier League," McCarthy said.