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Ralph Hasenhuttl gives Matt Targett injury update before Crystal Palace

Southampton vs Crystal Palace

Southampton’s next game sees them host Crystal Palace on the 30th of January.

After they looked almost certain to be relegated under Mark Hughes, Southampton now have a new lease of life under Ralph Hasenhuttl.

The Saints currently sit 15th in the Premier League and three points above 18th place Cardiff City.

A win for Southampton vs Crystal Palace could see them move above the Eagles who are 14th in the division.

Southampton are also on a decent run of form and are undefeated in their last three league games.

Their last match saw them come away with a 2-1 win vs Marco Silva’s Everton.

As for Crystal Palace, they have won just one of their last five league games.

Although, Palace were unlucky not to get anything out of their last league game which saw them lose 4-2 vs Liverpool at Anfield.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 12: Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Watford at Selhurst Park on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Matt Targett injury update

While Southampton did pick up a solid 2-1 win this past weekend, they did suffer one big blow.

Matt Targett was subbed off in the 35th minute vs Everton.

Since Hasenhuttl took over at Southampton, Targett has been a key member of the Saints starting line-up and has now made 11 league appearances this season.

However, Hassenhuttl is still not sure how bad Targett’s current injury is:

“I don’t know how difficult it is or how serious it is. I hope is not so serious.”

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