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Gabbiadini out for Cherries visit

Southampton striker set to miss Bournemouth’s visit to St Mary’s on Saturday.

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Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini is set to miss Saturday’s fixture with Bournemouth through injury confirmed Claude Puel.

Gabbadini, who exited in the first half of Saints’ 2-1 defat at Tottenham, has scored six times in just five appearances since arriving from Napoli in January.

Puel is left with Jay Rodriguez and Shane Long as his only senior striking options, as Charlie Austin nears his return from a long-term shoulder injury.

Long replaced Gabbiadini following his injury at White Hart Lane whilst Rodriguez played the final 10 minutes.

Puel, however, has not ruled out Gabbiadini when Southampton plays Crystal Palace on Wednesday.