Southampton striker Shane Long posts training tweet ahead of Everton clash, leaving teammates for dust

Shane Long

The Irish striker will be hoping to take advantage of Everton's poor defensive record this weekend.

Southampton travel to Goodison Park later today with the hope of picking up another win in the Premier League.

The Saints have been in great form recently, winning three of their last five games to keep themselves in the hunt for the European places this season.

The Saints were put to the sword by Everton earlier in the season at St Mary’s as a Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku inspired Toffees ran rampant in a 3-0 win.

But Southampton’s players are certainly getting themselves set for the game – especially Irishman Shane Long.

The striker sent out this tweet yesterday, showing him putting Matt Targett and Harrison Reed to shame in a leg race:

Southampton may have lost the reverse fixture 3-0 but they will be happier facing Everton in their backyard.

The Toffees are struggling for form at home and Southampton will be looking to capitalise on that this weekend.

Long will be hoping that he can find himself on the scoresheet come tomorrow afternoon, as Southampton look to pile more misery on under-fire Everton boss Roberto Martinez.

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