Southampton midfielder Steven Davis has urged his side to be wary of Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Northern Ireland international claimed that following Frank de Boer’s dismissal from the managerial post at the club, Palace will be motivated to get some points on the board when Saints come to town.

It was confirmed on Tuesday evening that Roy Hodgson has been appointed as the new Eagles boss, signing on a two-year contract. This will present an interesting challenge for Saints, as they look to clinch their second win of the season to spoil the former England manager’s first outing as Palace boss.

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Davis, though, has called for focus ahead of the game and, as quoted by Saints’ official website, previewed his side’s trip to Selhurst Park.

Selhurst Park isn’t an easy place to go. We’ll be expecting their players, with a new manager potentially coming in, to give their best and try to get themselves out of the position they’re in now.

We’ve got a lot more quality than what we showed against Watford and it’s about going out and proving that now.

Saints have secured five points from their first four fixtures in the Premier League, following draws against Swansea and Huddersfield, a win against West Ham and a defeat most recently to Watford.

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