Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl still has plenty of injury headaches ahead of Saints’ midweek trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers, but there is some positive news.
Wolves host Southampton this evening in the FA Cup fifth round and Saints have a couple more defenders available for the game.
Kyle Walker-Peters, who has emerged as one of Southampton’s most important players since signing permanently from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, is back after four games out.
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The right-back last played a lead role in Saints’ FA Cup fourth round victory over Arsenal.
Mohammed Salisu is also FINALLY available to potentially make his Southampton debut.
The Ghanian centre-half hasn’t appeared for Saints since signing from Real Valldolid in the summer transfer window and has been out with a series of fitness issues that Hasenhuttl hasn’t given a whole lot of details about.
According to BT Sport, Ibrahima Diallo could also return to the fold.
Despite this good news on top of the returns of Jannik Vestergaard and Oriol Romeu last weekend, Saints are still missing up to six players on Thursday evening.
Stuart Armstrong is still battling a muscle issue, while Theo Walcott, Will Smallbone, and Michael Obafemi are out longer term.
Takumi Minamino is cup-tied with Liverpool and Alexandre Jankewitz is suspended.