Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has heaped praise on Nathan Redmond for the progress he has made in recent weeks.

Hasenhuttl has highlighted his work rate as the main reason behind his increased success since Mark Hughes left the club.

Redmond has been in impressive form since Hasenhuttl arrived at the club, with four goals and two assists in his last six appearances for Southampton.

The winger had failed to register a single Premier League goal or assist under Mark Hughes this season, but Hasenhuttl has managed to get the best out of him so far.

Speaking to The Daily Echo, Hasenhuttl reveals why he thinks Redmond has flourished.

The main part for him is that it’s not just fun to play in front, it’s about working hard.

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Especially in the last game. He knew it would be very difficult, after the red card for [Yan] Valery, to play his game that he likes to play; having the ball in front in the last third of the pitch and then scoring and showing his moves.

What he did in this game he defended back to his own box and got others to clear the ball.

That’s a new Nathan Redmond. It was not cool for him, it was really hard working. That’s what I want to see from him. He worked hard and stayed focused till the end of the game. If he doesn’t score but the team is winning he finds a reverse gear.

Redmond is in his third season for Southampton since joining from Norwich in the summer of 2016.