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Saints Fresh Injury Worries Ahead Of Everton Game
Tuesday, 7th Jul 2020 14:49

Ralph Hasenhuttl Has confirmed that he has more injury woes ahead of the trip to Goodison Park, however he does have one player back in the fold.

There is yet another injury doubt for the game against Everton as Saints attempt to win up there in the League for the first time since 1997 with Moussa Djenepo picking up a calf injury in training, just as he comes back into contention after a 3 match ban that turned into 4 months since his last appearance.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Ralph Hasenhuttl said:

"We have another injury with Moussa , it is a calf injury.

"A coincidence. It is a shame for him after a long time off now

"We have less training, less games - sometimes they are struggling with the higher intensity and physical strength.

"We have a few injuries at the moment and I cannot say how many changes I will make.

"We have one more session tomorrow and I can decide after that."

But the Austrian did confirm that Pierre Emile Hojbjerg was likely to return to the squad although it was more likely it would be a role on the bench.

He also indicated that Jan Valery, Jannik Vestergaard and Sofiane Boufal are all unlikely to be fit for the game, although with neither of those 3 being first choice at present that is not so much of a problem

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codge added 15:04 - Jul 7
As far as i am concerned Hojbjerg can stay on the bench for the rest of the season l think were better without him.Coyr.

saintpete01 added 20:49 - Jul 7
Without doubt he can stay on the Bench
The midfield performance was tighter less gaps despite
City’s onslaught

NewburySaint added 21:51 - Jul 7
Absolutely codge & saintpete re Hojbjerg-useful to have on the bench for the rest of the season in case we need to close a game down or and run down the clock otherwise he should not play another minute in front of anybody that we need to build our team, squad, around going forward.

SanMarco added 23:31 - Jul 7
I echo the thoughts of my three comrades above.

Same team as Sunday for me.

WestSussexSaint added 06:47 - Jul 8
I agree with the points made about Hojbjerg. While none of Sundays team should be dropped on the basis of form I do worry that one or two could do with a rest to protect them from injury risk. In particular Danny Ings has been immense in the games since the PL returned and looks the fittest player on the pitch but given his track record of injuries I think he would benefit from a week off. We have other striking options and Adams will hopefully kick on with his scoring form.

underweststand added 15:29 - Jul 9
Ralph need to learn to field a side without Hojbjerg.
One way or another he will move at the end of the season and it's more important to keep him fit for a transfer than risk injury to someone who could provide big bucks when he moves.
If I read this thread correctly, we have the same group of players on the injury list as we had before the City game ...if Hojbjerg is fit again , I'm pleased for him, but we need to lake the best of the remaining games to help find his replacement ... end of .

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