Southampton’s slump in results this season has seen Mauricio Pellegrino make key changes to his starting XI in recent weeks. Following an injury to Charlie Austin, Shane Long has been preferred to Manolo Gabbiadini up front, while Fraser Forster has been replaced by Alex McCarthy between the sticks and Mario Lemina has found himself pushed out of the midfield by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
But it appears Saints supporters still have high hopes for their signing from Juventus, who was seen as something of a transfer coup when he arrived at St. Mary’s in the summer. Indeed, having been left out of the starting XI in recent weeks, we asked Southampton supporters whether the 11-cap Gabon international should be brought back into the fold when Tottenham travel to the south coast on Sunday.
And according to our poll, a whopping 85% of Saints fans want to see Lemina start against the Lilywhites. So, who would you take out of the midfield to make room for the 24-year-old? Let us know by commenting below…
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