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Ings And Bertrand Missing For Southampton V Leicester City
Thursday, 29th Apr 2021 14:30

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has revealed that Saints injury woes continue with both Danny Ings and Ryan Bertrand ruled out for the visit of Leicester City on Friday evening as Saints seek to gain revenge for defeat in the two previous meetings this season.

Danny Ings is set to miss the home game against the Foxes with the muscle injury he picked up in the defeat at Tottenham Hotspur and he will be joined by Ryan Bertrand who himself missed out the trip to North London last week.

Ralph Hasenhuttl refused to be drawn during the pre match press conference as to how long either would be out , but he would confirm that neither was missing due to contract issues.

"We have Ingsy, Bertrand and Romeu out," Hasenhüttl explained.

"Romeu is back on the pitch, but not training with the group. Michael Obafemi has rejoined training and no problems so far but isn't ready."

Elaborating on Ings's injury, he added: "It is not worse than it looked; I don't know if he comes back for the last few games . We have Liverpool and then five games in two weeks so we need every player.

"It is definitely injury problems, not the contracts. Bertrand has a calf problem and hasn't been able to train. What else can I say.

"The target is clear, we want to have a much better way of securing points. We have to find back the quality to win during tight games. To show that we can do things better."

Both will be a big miss and it looks likely that Mohamed Salisu will continue to deputise for Bertrand with Hasenhuttl having to consider options to replace Ings.

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WestSussexSaint added 19:21 - Apr 29
That probably ends any chance Danny had of going to the Euros.

A1079 added 21:59 - Apr 29
How convenient that both have an injury! Possibly Ings there is something in it, but Bertrand, needs some convincing!

SaintPaulVW added 05:55 - Apr 30
In 2021, neither Ings nor Bertrand have entirely convinced me that they still want to be here next year. This is an excellent opportunity for a couple of young players to make a place in the starting eleven their own. I hope they seize the opportunity.

Peterx added 19:24 - May 2
Our run of bad form coincided this season when the news came out that Danny and Ryan would not accept the club's tabled contract extension terms.

Letting Ryan go to me is not first prize, but would not be a total train smash,. If he goes we would need to properly bolster the Vokins / Ferry (Stephens / Salisu at LB in emergency) options.

We need Danny's goals and linking, otherwise I fear relegation next term. I would encourage the club to improve their contract renegotiation offer for him.

That would then give another year of development for Che / Obafemi / Tella who in 2 years time with perhaps one other could do the business without Danny.

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