Bertrand Doubtful For Brighton Game
Monday, 29th Jan 2018 09:09
Mauricio Pellegrino's decison to play a full side against Watford in the FA Cup had one downside, Ryan Bertrand limped off and is now doubtful to fae the Seagulls on Wednesday evening.
Ryan Bertrand looks very likely to be missing when Saints take on Brighton in what is a six pointer relegation clash.
The left back went down and stayed down with what appeared to be a hamstring pull, something he has suffered with before, but that perhaps may offer some hope, he clearly felt a twinge rather than a pull or tear and immobilised himself before he got the chance to make it far worse.
That could offer hope that it was nipped in the bud and he could be available, the reality though is that it is perhaps too soon after Saturday, a week and he may have been OK, but not four days.
The issue for Mauricio Pellegrino is what to do, strangely Saints let Bertrand's deputy Matt Targett go to Fulham on loan, leaving only Sam McQueen a player who has started only one Premier League game this season and a limited number of minutes as a substitute on another four occasions as back up.
Pellegrino could also opt to stick with how he finished the game on Saturday with Jeremy Pied filling in, although he is essentially right footed that would not be a problem defending, however it would limit our abilities to get down the line and cross the ball, Bertrand soing just that against Watford to set up the only goal of the game.
Sometimes adversity gels a team together, you would hope that this might be the case on Wednesday.
Get two free £10 bets on Arsenal v Southampton (or other matches) by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets. You must enter the promotional code ''F20'' when signing up as a new customer.
Photo: Action Images
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
You need to login in order to post your comments
Blogs 29 bloggers
Unity by basilrobbiereborn
So Christmas came and went and for many the lasting memory will be of Valeri Belokon breaking a long, self-imposed silence to send we supporters festive greetings.
A Dale Fan Abroad - Reflections on Burton Albion 1 Rochdale 2 by DaleAddict
Lying in bed awake on Friday night I was struck by ‘the fear’. By around midnight it had consumed me, and all of my optimism for the season ahead was gone.
A Dale Fan Abroad - Introduction by DaleAddict
My 11-month old son is taking his afternoon nap. My wife is sunning herself on the balcony of our apartment in Salzburg, Austria. It’s the height of summer, but I have only got one thing on my mind; Burton Albion vs Rochdale.
[ Vote here ]