Southampton will be desperate to secure three points in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first game in charge after struggling to ensure consistnecy under Mark Hughes.
Indeed, the Saints are set to face Cardiff City later on today in what will be Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first game in charge of Southampton. The Bluebirds have enjoyed a positive run of form at home recently, having won their last two games at the Cardiff City Stadium, so Southampton will be up against it.
Sadly, the Saints could be without three first-team members for today’s game, as according to BBC Sport’s pre-match team news, Ryan Bertrand is a doubt, while Michael Obafemi and Danny Ings may miss out.
Ryan Bertrand has been one of the standout performers for Southampton this season, but he is a doubt for today’s game as he continues to struggle with a back injury.
Also, Michael Obafemi and Danny Ings are both struggling with Hamstring injuries, so they could both be forced to sit out on the sidelines later on today.
Southampton will be hoping that they can somehow get Ryan Bertrand fit and ready for today’s game as he would play a huge part against a very physical Cardiff City side.
On the other hand, Danny Ings would normally be in line for a starting place in the side but he could be set to miss out due to a hamstring injury, so the Saints may struggle to score.