Saints trio ruled out

By SFC Media Thu 20 Feb Saints v Aston Villa
Photo by Matt Watson | Nathan Redmond

Southampton will be without Nathan Redmond, Sofiane Boufal and Kyle Walker-Peters for this weekends fixture against Aston Villa.

Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl shared on all three at his pre-match press conference with Nathan Redmond being the longest absentee. 

On the attacker, the boss said: “Redmond is out. We still don't know exactly how long it will be, minimum of one month."

Sofiene Boufal will be one of three missing players against Aston Villa this weekend.

Also on the treatment table is Saints winger Sofiane Boufal who came off injured during the first half of last weeks defeat to Burnley.

However the Moroccan international has recovered better than first thought since Saturday: “I didn't train him this week. He is ahead of schedule but would be tough to be fit for this weekend.

"He has problems with his heel and I think it's possible for him to start next week."

Finally, there is a minor blow for Kyle Walker-Peters who made his debut last weekend.

Along with Boufal, the loanee will hope to be back for the trip to West Ham with Hasenhüttl saying: "He is injured now and is definitely out. Yan Valery though is training well.

"He couldn't train this week so hopefully he is back next week."

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