McCarthy and Tella back in training


Ralph Hasenhüttl has confirmed Alex McCarthy and Nathan Tella have returned to first team training ahead of Southampton’s trip to Leeds United.

Tella has been out of action since mid-January after picking up a groin injury, while McCarthy has been recovering from a hamstring injury picked up in December.

“Alex McCarthy is back in training, light with the goalkeepers and Will Smallbone had COVID but he’s back in training also.

“Ori [Romeu] was a little bit out with some stomach problem but he’s back in. Nathan Tella is back and training with the team.”

With a number of players in international action over the break, Hasenhüttl will assess their fitness when they return to Staplewood this afternoon.

“So far, I have no messages about injuries from the internationals, I will see them this afternoon but it seems that everyone is back on board.”