Sheffield United vs Southampton
Southampton have had a fairly average start to the 2019/20 season.
The Saints head into the weekend’s action in 13th place with four points.
Southampton’s last game saw them draw 1-1 with Manchester United, despite having 10 men for much of the second-half.
Ralph Hasenhuttl must now take his side to newly-promoted Sheffield United this weekend.
Sheffield United have had a promising start to life in the Premier League, winning one, drawing two and losing one.
Southampton injury update
Prior to the clash with Chris Wilder’s side, Ralph Hasenhuttl has provided an injury update on his squad.
Hasenhuttl confirmed that everyone who has recently been on international duty has come back without injuries.
However, the Southampton boss goes on to state that Nathan Redmond is still not available:
“Everybody is back from their international games without injuries, so that’s good news. The bad news is that Nathan [Redmond] is still not available, but he is making progress.” As quoted by Southampton’s official website.
Hasenhuttl also spoke about Moussa Djenepo, Michael Obafemi and Ryan Bertrand:
“With Moussa [Djenepo] it looks better; we aren’t sure whether it is enough to play this weekend. We’ll have to look. He can bring us something special, he showed it in the few minutes he’s played so far that he can make a difference.
“The chances are not that big, but let’s see. I don’t want to take too much risk because it’s a very busy September.
“Michael [Obafemi] is in training sessions as well as Ryan [Bertrand], they are both options. It has been good to regroup over the break, we’re looking forward.”
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