Saints Defender Returns Early From International Duty With Injury
Friday, 13th Oct 2023 10:02
Just as he was starting to look the part in the centre of the Southampton Defence, Taylor Harwood-Bellis has had to return back to Staplewood for treatment picked up in training for the England U21 squad.
Taylor Harwood-Bellis was expecting to be playing for the England U21 squad over the next week, instead he is back in Southampton and will be at Staplewood receiving treatment for a hamstring injury.
It is unclear how serious the injury is at the moment and Saints will be hoping that it is something that can be cleared up in the next 8 days so the Manchester City loanee is fit to play against Hull City.
So instead of taking on the U21 sides of Serbia & Ukraine he will be on the treatment table.
Harwood-Bellis had been gaining in confidence and stature in every game and it will be a big blow, however Saints do have options,
Most likely candidate to replace him if he fails muster will be Mason Holgate who although not yet impressing Saints supporters, does have experience of playing well in the central defensive positions in the Premier League for Everton.
Other options could include James Bree who played there for Luton Town.
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