Southampton have been dealt a blow ahead of their clash with Bournemouth this evening, with the news that winger Moussa Djenepo will not feature due to a muscle injury, via Daily Echo.
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says that Nathan Redmond – who has missed the club’s previous two matches with an ankle injury – could return to the fold, but that Djenepo will definitely not feature.
The 21-year-old, who arrived from Standard Liege in the summer, scored the only goal of the game last weekend as Southampton beat Sheffield United 1-0 away from home.
He will not be risked for the visit of Bournemouth this evening, however, with Hasenhuttl admitting that he is yet to decide if Redmond could return as the Belgian’s replacement.
“Moussa is out. He cannot play,” said the 52-year-old.
“After a few sessions this week he felt a little bit more his muscles so we don’t want to take this risk so we leave him out tomorrow.
“I don’t know if I can grab Nathan for the position. I haven’t decided so far,” he added. (via Daily Echo)
Here’s how Saints fans reacted to that news on Twitter..
— ⌬ Christian Candler (@candlerneuro) September 19, 2019
No Djenepo no party
— Matt Geer (@MattyGeer147) September 19, 2019
No Moussa Djenepo 😔 pic.twitter.com/QZznuatDtH
— Hasan Tariq (@HasanTariq10) September 19, 2019
— Nathan Newington (@newington13) September 19, 2019
No Moussa No Party.
— Aaron James (@aaronjamesf1) September 19, 2019
We’re going to witness a Boufal masterclass tomorrow
— Myles Bowman (@myles_cb) September 19, 2019
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