By Andy Sims, Press Association Sport
Published: 12:40 BST, 1 April 2018 | Updated: 12:40 BST, 1 April 2018
Charlie Austin admits Southampton face an uphill battle to escape relegation.
The Saints lost a crucial basement battle 3-0 at West Ham on Saturday to leave them rooted in the drop zone.iPhone transfer software
Striker Austin, back after three months out injured, barely got a sniff of a chance as Joao Mario's strike and a double from Marko Arnautovic secured a vital three points for the hosts.
Southampton's Charlie Austin admits Southampton face an uphill battle to escape relegation
Austin said: 'It just wasn't good enough, we need to pull our finger out and do it sharpish.
'There are seven games to go and we've given ourselves a mountain to climb.
'We've got to win fast and get out of the hole we're in. We're fortunate that results are half going our way to keep everyone around it.