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Explanation provided for Nathan Redmond’s absence for Southampton vs Aston Villa

Explanation provided for Nathan Redmond’s absence for Southampton vs Aston Villa


Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has, on Friday evening, provided an explanation for the absence of key man Nathan Redmond from his squad to face Aston Villa.

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Hasenhuttl and co. are of course currently locked in action.

On the back of a timely upturn in form of late, the Saints have welcomed Aston Villa to St. Mary’s Stadium, for the first of the weekend’s Premier League fixtures.

Southampton headed into proceedings aiming to put further distance between themselves and the English top-flight’s relegation zone, having climbed four points clear of 18th-placed Burnley owing to two wins and a draw from their last three.

Early in the action in Hampshire, the scoreline remains goalless, though.

Explanation provided for Nathan Redmond’s absence for Southampton vs Aston Villa

Southampton’s English-born Albanian striker Armando Broja (L) scores his team’s opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Leeds United at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, southern England on October 16, 2021 (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Redmond misses out

Ahead of the clash getting underway at St. Mary’s, as is customary, hosts Southampton unveiled their starting XI an hour prior to kick-off.

Amongst the noteworthy takeaways from Hasenhuttl’s latest line-up was of course the pairing of Adam Armstong and Che Adams maintaining their places up top, despite the return of Armando Broja.

The Chelsea loanee, who had begun to find his goalscoring touch prior to a recent injury, is forced to make do with a spot on the bench:

Turning attentions towards those to have missed out altogether, meanwhile, the most high-profile name came in the form of Nathan Redmond.

The wide-man was expected to be included from the off once again versus Villa, to make it starts in eight of Southampton’s opening eleven Premier League outings of the campaign.

As since confirmed by his manager, however, Redmond, unfortunately, this week tested positive for Covid-19:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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