Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino insists he will continue to make what he believes are the right decisions for the club and will not bow to fan pressure.

Pellegrino has come under increased scrutiny from supporters, who even booed him and chanted ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ as he made a late sub as Saints defended a lead at Fulham last weekend.

It is a tough time for the manager, but while he understands the frustrations given Saints’ recent form, he is adamant he is big enough to stick by his beliefs.

“I understand the situation of the fans because we got the same feeling,” said Pellegrino as Saints prepare for a crucial trip to face Watford at Vicarage Road tomorrow.

“Here the people that we are the biggest responsible of our situation.

“It is our most important job and the most important people involved to change this.

“When I do some change I try to do the best for the team.

“Some people think I believe more in this player or the other, and it’s difficult to talk about all the fans with somebody questioning some changes. I try to do the best for the team.

“I don’t make decisions for the fans. I do the best for the team.”

Saints and Watford both picked up FA Cup wins to give themselves a timely boost ahead of tomorrow’s game, with both having been on poor runs prior to then.

Despite all the pressure, Pellegrino is worrying about the team rather than his own job.

“It’s part of our job,” he insisted. “Every single manager the biggest risk in football is to work in football.

“In football we need results. Results are everything.

“We are not just talking about the how the team plays but budget and money.

“Today football is not just about if the team play good or results but next season money and business and we have to understand this.

“I am doing my best.

“We understand we are not in a good moment but I feel in the squad everybody in the squad knows we need to do a little bit more to try and change the situation to try and convert these stats in better results.”

Pellegrino is hoping for a hat-trick of injury boosts to his squad.

Jeremy Pied, Cedric Soares and Wesley Hoedt have all returned to training, and are in contention to be involved at Vicarage Road.

It might be that the game comes a bit too soon for Cedric, who has been missing for several weeks, but Pellegrino will analyse them in training before naming his side.

He said: “All of them have been training with the team.

“They are not 100 per cent but I think they will be part of the team in training.

“Until we decide because one thing is the medical condition and the other is the football condition. We analyse and we decide.

“The good news is all of them are ready.”

Charlie Austin remains sidelined with a long-term hamstring injury.