Boufal Still Struggling With His Toe
Tuesday, 3rd Dec 2019 13:07
Sofiane Boufal is a doubt to Wednesday evening's game against Noriwch City with his toe injury still playing him up.
Sofiane Boufal has suffered a bad reaction to his toe after coming off the bench against Watford and is a doubt for the visit of Norwich City after having to miss training.
However, Ralph Hasenhuttl has revealed his toe had had a bad reaction to the game.
“I must say that it’s getting worse and this isn’t a good signal. After the game, the reaction wasn’t the best one.
“Tomorrow will be difficult I think. He might be on the bench but not from the beginning.
“This isn’t a positive message, but maybe he won’t train today I think.
“There is still pain and we will have to have a look. The rest of the team is ok.”
That is not great news for Saints, however Boufal seems to have the greatest impact coming of the bench, he seems to play in short bursts and when he starts he invariably struggles to be consistent throughout the 90 minutes, but off the bench is a different matter.
His late winner wonder goal against West Brom a couple of seasons ago came after his 81st minute introduction as a sub and he seems best suited to short spells of high impact play.
I suspect that Boufal will play some part in tomorrow night's game, but I think Ralph Hasenhuttl will prefer not to use him if he can to tray and give the injury a little time to heal.
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