Delgado happy with Saints
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Since arriving on the South Coast almost a year ago, the Ecuadorian striker has been plagued by injuries and rumours of discontent.
Delgado has played just a handful of first team games for The Saints after suffering from knee and calf injuries.
His reputation at St Mary's was not enhanced by his late return for pre-season training and repeated rumblings of a move away from the club.
The 27-year-old made his seasonal bow as a substitute against Fulham last Sunday and a 90 minute run out in the reserves on Tuesday took him a step nearer full fitness.
The £3.2 million signing is adamant he has no problems with the Premiership outfit and is focused on repaying Southampton's faith in him.
"I'm very happy in Southampton," beamed Delgado. "I have no problems here, it is very good.
"It is necessary for me to play as many games as possible for my recuperation and to get fit.
"It is good to be playing again and now I want to score some goals for Southampton. That would be very satisfying for me.
"The rest of the team have been good to me. Every day now I prepare as well as I can to try and get fit and score some goals for this club."
Meanwhile, Saints defender Garry Monk is hoping to secure a loan move in order to gain some coveted first team football.
Monk said: "I've not had a run of games and I am at the age where I want to be playing.
"I've learnt a lot at Southampton but I am hoping some sort of loan deal comes up soon as I just want to get a few games under my belt."