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Saints Have Six Injury Worries Ahead Of The Newcastle Game
Tuesday, 3rd Nov 2020 13:27

Saints are playing on Friday night against Newcastle knowing that a win will send them top of the Premier League albeit probably on a temporary basis, but they look like they will have to battle through adversity, here is all the latest injury news.

Danny Ings is the big doubt for the game after damaging his knee against Aston Villa, it is very doubtful he will play a part, although initial scans show no permanent damage, the club need the swelling to go down so they can check again to make sure, but the chances of him playing on Friday are slim.

Ryan Bertrand is another big worry, the right back went off with a hamstring issue, but he appeared to have come off before pulling up with any real damage caused, so the club are hopeful that he will be fit to face the Geordies, having nipped the problem in the bud as soon as the player felt the injury.

Jan Bednarek seems to have been the biggest miss after he came off at Villa Park, but it seems that he was taken off as a precaution after still feeling a little shaken and dazed after his nasty fall when he landed on his head.

But it seems that this was precautionary with Saints being 3-0 up at the break and he has recovered now with not lasting damage.

Moussa Djenepo was named on the bench at Villa and having had another few days recovery from his hamstring injury will be fit again to face Newcastle.

Will Smallbone is now back in training and could feature in the squad, but with the arrival of Ibrahima Diallo he will probably struggle to get in the squad for Friday night.

Last but not least is Mohamed Salisu, media reports say he is on the brink of being named in Ralph Hasenhuttl's squad after a month of full training aimed at getting him match fit to the Austrian's demanding standards, but he has not yet played a game for the club at any level.

He might be a surprise addition to the bench, but it will depend on whether Jan Bednarek is considered to have 100% recovered from his fall on Sunday.

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underweststand added 14:18 - Nov 3
There might be a surprise line-up for everyone Nick ..especially if Ryan Bertrand returns to RIGHT BACK ? ..or..

saintpete01 added 14:48 - Nov 3
keep calm and carry on
IT will be alright this Friday night

SonicBoom added 15:22 - Nov 3
How is that 6 injury worries? Ings and Bertrand..ok.
Bednarek has recovered.
Djenepo was on the bench for villa so presumably fit.
Smallbone is training and not been in the squad so not a "worry" and Salisu has never been fit so again not a "worry".
I make it two injury concerns at most !

WestSussexSaint added 19:57 - Nov 3
Classic example of headline click bait to draw you in. I thought you were above those sort of tricks, Nick.

Agree with Sonic. Two injuries are a worry the rest are not.

IanRC added 12:36 - Nov 4
Just shows what a poor job the so called impartial referee did on Sunday. Every time Grealish tripped on a blade of grass Villa got a free kick but the referee failed to address some of the dreadful Villa challenges. Looks like we have very significant challenges for Friday, not least at left back.

saintmark1976 added 18:48 - Nov 4
Four goals to the good with less than half an hour to play and the manager keeps his best player and top goal scorer on the pitch. Could be a very costly error given that it’s reported that Ings needs an operation and will be unavailable for four to six weeks. When it comes to substitutions Ralph is simply not at the races on many occasions.

underweststand added 20:13 - Nov 4
.....will be interesting to see how players and fans react to the game on Friday.
Danny has become the " new talisman " but somehow the underlying feeling (for some) seems to be - we won't win unless he plays. Of course it won't be Ralph's only selection problem - given today's interview details, but the game will be a good test of the squad, and see if we really have become " a one-man band " or .. if we have the ability to continue playing well with the others who will be brought in.
It will certainly be a chance to see what they are capable of ..and perhaps an opportunity for one or two of the Academy lads to make a name for themselves.

We'd all like to see Danny back ASAP...but it will encourage others to come in and DAJFU.

sandywelsh added 09:46 - Nov 5
Weve have always got a chance of winning on Friday night as long as Jack Stephens is not on the pitch!

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