Ralph Hasenhuttl provides updates on Ings, Armstrong & more ahead of Newcastle

Southampton vs Newcastle

Southampton play host to Newcastle United in a Premier League clash on Saturday.

You can check out 101’s betting tips for the tie here.

The Saints’ form has been fairly inconsistent of late, losing three of their last four league ties. The latest of these saw them comprehensively beaten by West Ham.

However, Southampton still look fairly safe for another season, and will kick off the weekend seven points clear of the bottom three.

As for Newcastle, they are slightly closer to the drop zone, and are also struggling for form, failing to win any of their last five league outings.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 25: Ralph Hasenhuttl, Managerof Southampton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Leicester City at St Mary’s Stadium on October 25, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Hasenhuttl gives Southampton team news update

Ralph Hasenhuttl would hold his pre-Newcastle press conference on Thursday.

During the presser, the Austrian gave an update on a number of players.

Stuart Armstrong looks a doubt for the weekend, with Hasenhuttl confirming that the midfielder has been out all week after suffering a concussion:

“We have a few problems, especially in the No.10 position. Last week in the game Stu [Armstrong] got concussion after two minutes but played the game.

“Now he’s been out all week, couldn’t train, because he had symptoms. He has to take a break.”

The Southampton boss then stated that Will Smallbone and Nathan Redmond are out, but Moussa Djenepo is back:

“Will Smallbone is sick and hasn’t trained all week so he won’t be available. Still Reddie is out, but Moussa is back. He seems to be in a better mode now.

“It wasn’t easy for him, but we’re trying to help him as much as we can. Let’s have a look what we do.

“Moussa is starting to get his laughter back again, he was not really in a good place after he came back but now it’s getting better and better.”

Hasenhuttl finished by speaking about Danny Ings, who didn’t start Southampton’s defeat to West Ham:

“It was good that he [Danny Ings] was rested last week because the risk was too high. It was a good decision, although we missed him a little bit. He’s absolutely hungry to score again.”

All quotes via Southampton’s official website.

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