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Southampton Dealt Big Blow For Trip To Leicester With Danny Ings Testing Positive
Thursday, 14th Jan 2021 14:50

Saints will be without Danny Ings for the trip to Leicester City after it was revealed this afternoon that he has tested positive for Covid 19 and will need to self isolate , but there is also a worry that he may have already been infected when Saints beat Liverpool.

Danny Ings will be unable to repeat his goal scoring feat of last year when he fired Saints to a 2-1 victory against Leicester City at the King Power and in doing so banished that defeat at St Mary's to the history books.

But with his positive test for Covid 19 he will miss the clash and also the visit of Shrewsbury in midweek, however he could be back for game against Arsenal next weekend.

However there is concern about when he was first infected and it could have been in his system as long ago as the victory against Liverpool 10 days ago,

It will be a big miss for Saints but these are hard times and we have to see them through

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ElijahK added 16:09 - Jan 14
I don’t know where you got this from nick, but BBC have said that he may play against Leicester but will definitely be back for Shrewsbury as he’s back at training tomorrow (so must have tested positive on last Tuesday after we beat Liverpool) as long as he doesn’t test positive as he had it back after we played Liverpool so has been self isolating until then (but is very unlikely to play tomorrow as he’ll only have tomorrow to get back into fitness) but should be back for Shrewsbury.
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Number_58 added 19:13 - Jan 14
If he's shown no symptoms and he's only missed a few training sessions surely he should be fit to play? The last time I was roped into playing football I'd not played for about 20 years during which time I'd put on four stone and undergone a major back operation. It didn't stop me playing. Well, for 20 minutes at least. On that basis I'm sure Ingsy will be ok for a cameo off the bench on Saturday.
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