A Jay Rodriguez double saw off Sheffield Wednesday last night as Southampton eased into the last 16 of the Capital One Cup.
The goals are Rodriguez’s first since making a big money summer move from Burnley.
The former Clarets youth product opened the scoring after 30 minutes, firing home after turning away from his marker.
And he added his and the Saint’s second goal with a 78th minute penalty after Joe Mattock brought down Steve De Ridder.
“Jay Rodriguez is at a good age for the club and has taken his opportunity,” said Southampton Assistant Manager Andy Crosby.
“We know he is most comfortable in a central role but he has good competition in front of him at the moment.”
“Whenever you get an opportunity, you’ve got to take it and he did that. Whenever he is needed, we know he is more than ready.”