Ralph Hasenhuttl provides Southampton team news update before Watford

Southampton vs Watford

Saturday’s late Premier League kick-off sees Southampton hosting Watford.

Both sides have had a torrid start to the 2019/20 campaign and, as a result, they are both sat in the relegation zone.

The Hornets are currently dead bottom of the English top-flight, with a dismal eight points amassed from 13 outings.

As for Southampton, they sit just one point above Watford in 19th place.

The Saints’ last tie did seem them draw away to Arsenal, though, which may give them some confidence heading into this game.


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Southampton team news

Prior to what is a must-win tie for Southampton, Ralph Hasenhuttl held his pre-match press conference on Thursday.

The Austrian would provide a team news update in said presser.

Hasenhuttl confirmed that Stuart Armstrong is not available to play at the weekend.

The Southampton boss then provided updates on Sofiane Boufal and Jannik Vestergaard:

“We have a few issues. One is Stuart Armstrong, in the last game at the end he cramped a little. He has a few problems with his hamstrings. He isn’t able to play at the weekend. Maybe two weeks he is out – after Newcastle we will look again.

“Sofiane Boufal hit his toe, and hasn’t been able to train for three days. It’s a bit swollen still. It will be a little bit difficult for the weekend.

“Jannik was ill two days but today has been back in training. That’s the latest news.” As quoted by Southampton’s official website.

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