Matt Le Tissier reacts on Twitter to Jay Rodriguez's Southampton performance

St Marys Southampton

The Saints legend was delighted with the striker's return to goalscoring.

Southampton icon Matt Le Tissier was delighted that Jay Rodriguez was on the scoresheet for the South Coast club on Sunday afternoon.

Many fans will no doubt hope the 26-year-old will be like a new signing for the Saints after his return from injury.

The striker missed last campaign but a pre-season this time around will no doubt do his chances of keeping fit the world of good.

And Rodriguez showed glimpses of his usual quality during a friendly on Sunday, with Le Tissier heaping praise on the Southampton forward on Twitter as a result.

Southampton supporters will be hoping for a similar return next season to that of the 2013/14 campaign...

 2013/14 GoalsAssistsChances CreatedHeadersDribblesMinutes Played
Jay Rodriguez 15 3 20 39 40 2,567
Rickie Lambert 13 10 54 68 9 2,816
Adam Lallana 9 6 71 18 70 3,100
Jose Fonte 3 0 3 86 3 3,181

As Opta stats show, the 26-year-old was the Saints' top scorer the season that saw him get injured towards the conclusion of the campaign.

Rodriguez also won a healthy 40 dribbles and was able to register three assists.

The striker's return, then, will hopefully add goals and an attacking threat to Ronald Koeman's side - without spending an extra penny in the transfer market. No wonder Le Tissier is so encouraged.

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