Southampton manager has confirmed that Danny Ings will face another spell on the sidelines with injury, missing Cardiff City’s visit on Saturday.
Ings, on loan from Liverpool, limped off with a hamstring injury against former club Burnley last week and could be out for up to three weeks.
However, there is some good news. Saints defender Ryan Bertrand is back in contention to return to the first team after a spell of injury, while Maya Yoshida is available after leading Japan to the AFC Asian Cup final as captain.
“Danny had made a big step after 20 minutes to the ball and then sprinted and he then had a problem with his hamstring,” Hasenhuttl said in his pre-match press conference.
“This has cost him another two-three weeks to come back, so that’s not good. We miss him because he is a good player for us and a good striker.
“We need to have him here, but at the moment, we have to know it will take two-three weeks.”
With Ings out injured, Saints are struggling for strikers available following Manolo Gabbiadini’s departure for Sampdoria in the January transfer window.
Meanwhile, Charlie Austin and youngster Michael Obafemi have been fitness concerns.
However, Hasenhuttl is confident his side still has plenty of firepower.
“I don’t think that we show we have problems to score,” Hasenhuttl added.
“We did it in nearly every game and Redmond is having fantastic performances at the moment where he nearly scores every game.
“We have a few other players who can also score, Prowsey for example.
“I don’t think our biggest problem isn’t being able to score, we should be focused on having more clean sheets in the future.
“We showed in the last games we can always score and, sometimes, it must be enough in a game to score once and not always two or three times to take a win.”
Hopefully Bertrand and Yoshida can at least help with that...