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Charlie Austin has ‘proved doubters wrong’ – Claridge

Southampton striker Charlie Austin is ‘proving the doubters wrong’ this season, according to former Millwall striker Steve Claridge.

The 27-year-old already has seven goals this season, after only scoring once for Southampton in the last campaign having signed from QPR in January.

“He’s taken a lot longer than he should have to convince people that he can play at this level,” Claridge said.

“He’s a little bit old school isn’t he when you look at him - he’s a big centre forward.

“He’s quicker than he looks, he’s stronger than he looks, he’s a real poacher and you’re looking at a really good all-round player.

“He’s come through the doubters here and he’s shown that he’s a real good character and he’s a real good player,” he added.

This clip is from 5 live Sport, Sunday 30 October 2016.

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