Hasenhuttl confirms Danny Ings blow ahead of Southampton’s meeting with Leicester/Che Adams latest

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl this afternoon provided an update on his squad, ahead of their upcoming meeting with Leicester City. The news on Danny Ings, though, was less than positive.

Hasenhuttl confirms Danny Ings blow ahead of Southampton’s meeting with Leicester/Che Adams latest

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The Saints are set to return to Premier League action on Saturday night, in a crunch trip to the King Power Stadium.

The clash of course marks a key one in the race for European football in the English top-flight, with both sides having exceeded expectations to this point in the campaign.

As things stand, it is Leicester who hold the advantage, in 4th spot.

Southampton, though, are just 3 points adrift of the Foxes in 7th, and will head into the weekend’s action both rested and brimming with confidence.

This comes with the club’s last outing, in the form of a 1-0 downing of champions Liverpool, having come a full 10 days ago.

Hasenhuttl confirms Danny Ings blow ahead of Southampton’s meeting with Leicester/Che Adams latest

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 04: ( THE SUN OUT,THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT ) Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary’s Stadium on January 04, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The Hampshire outfit had been due to get their FA Cup campaign underway alongside the rest of the Premier League’s clubs this past weekend, but eventually saw their scheduled meeting with Shrewsbury postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the League One club.

‘Out for the weekend’

And, as confirmed this afternoon, Southampton have since been forced to deal with a Covid situation of their own.

Ahead of his side’s fast approaching trip to the King Power, Ralph Hasenhuttl held his latest press conference a short time ago.

And, during the media exchange, the Saints boss went on to confirm that one of his key performers, in the form of Danny Ings, recently returned a positive test.

In turn, the prolific hitman has spent the last 10 days in self isolation, and looks set to miss out when Southampton make the trip to Leicester on Saturday night:

‘We’ve had one positive test since the Liverpool game; Danny Ings, so he’s been out for the past 10 days.’

‘When you stick to the protocols, you minimise the risks and that’s what we’re continuing to do. I don’t know if Danny can come back [to training] tomorrow, but it looks like he’s out for the weekend.’

Elsewhere on the Saints personnel front, Hasenhuttl added:

‘Michael Obafemi has had surgery and Nathan Tella has problems with his muscle. We have a few problems in the moment which gives me a bit of a headache.’

‘We’ve not got the chance to use all the recovery equipment we have in the building at the moment and we had a shorter pre-season so that plays a part. Reddie, Jannik and Moussa are all longer-term injuries.’

Ings’ strike partner Che Adams, and shot-stopper Alex McCarthy, who recently returned to training following his own bout of Covid-19, though, will be available for selection:

‘Alex [McCarthy] and Ché Adams have come back in, so they will both be available.’

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1 Manchester United FC 17 10 36
2 Liverpool FC 17 16 33
3 Leicester City FC 17 10 32
4 Everton FC 17 7 32
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 16 14 29
6 Manchester City FC 15 11 29
7 Southampton FC 17 7 29
8 Aston Villa FC 15 13 26
9 Chelsea FC 17 11 26
10 West Ham United FC 17 3 26
11 Arsenal FC 17 1 23
12 Leeds United 17 -3 23
13 Crystal Palace FC 17 -7 22
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 18 -7 22
15 Newcastle United FC 17 -9 19
16 Burnley FC 16 -12 16
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 17 -7 14
18 Fulham FC 15 -10 11
19 West Bromwich Albion 17 -28 8
20 Sheffield United FC 18 -20 5
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 11
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 11
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 8
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 8
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 7
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 6
Abraham, Tammy Chelsea FC 6
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 5
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 5
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 5
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 5

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