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Moussa Djenepo could get his first start

Moussa Djenepo may get his first begin

Moussa Djenepo is in rivalry to return from damage and make his full Premier League debut for Southampton in opposition to Sheffield United this weekend.

Supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl hopes the £15m summer-signing from Normal Liege could make the influence they should beat the newly-promoted Blades and proceed their good type.

Djenepo scored off the bench within the win at Brighton however missed the draw with Manchester United after choosing up a knock and the Saints boss says he’s near returning.

“That is what we expected when we signed him in the summer – that he can bring us something special,” Hasenhuttl mentioned.

“I suppose he has proven that within the couple of minutes he has performed thus far; that he could be a participant that makes a distinction. It was a pity he was injured in opposition to Manchester United. I’m positive he’ll assist massively if he comes again this weekend.

“The probabilities should not that massive however let’s take a look. We do not have to determine now – there are nonetheless two days to go. It appears to be like higher. If it is sufficient for him to play on the weekend, we should look.

“I don’t want to take too much risk because we have a busy September, and so we have to pay attention.”

Ryan Bertrand is in contention to return for Southampton away at Sheffield United

Ryan Bertrand is in rivalry to return for Southampton away at Sheffield United

Hasenhuttl has had numerous damage points to deal with early within the season but additionally confirmed that Ryan Bertrand may return at left-back after lacking each the Brighton and United video games – however Nathan Redmond stays out.

“Michael [Obafemi] and Ryan [Bertrand] have been training with the team. They are both options and the rest are fit,” the Austrian mentioned.

“Due to the suspended gamers we actually need to search for a brand new left-back and he might be one possibility for me, sure.

“Jake Vokins can be an possibility however Pierre Hojberg can even play there and Cedric too, with Yann Valery on the opposite aspect. I have very versatile gamers and an excellent participant can play each place.”

“Everybody got here again from the worldwide break with none accidents, so that’s excellent news. The unhealthy information is that Nathan [Redmond] remains to be not obtainable for us.”

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