Southampton had a mixed afternoon as they secured their place in the next round of the FA Cup, but they also suffered an injury blow.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s team have not won in the Premier League since November, but they managed to secure a victory at St Mary’s today.
The coastal club sealed a 1-0 win over fellow top-flight outfit Watford thanks to a goal from Jack Stephens, who was celebrating his 24th birthday today.
Just before the half-time break, though, the Saints suffered a setback as Ryan Bertrand was substituted with an injury.
The extent of the problem is not yet known, but it has got some fans worried, especially considering that the club recently allowed Matt Targett to join Fulham on loan.
If Bertrand is facing a significant spell on the sidelines, it leaves Pellegrino short of options in the full-back areas.
After the former Chelsea star was withdrawn, Southampton fans began to worry about the ramifications.
Any news on Bertrand? We rely on the fullbacks so much ??⚪️#saintsfc
— Greg (@g8egd) January 27, 2018
With Bertrand out and Targett at Fulham, can we please just throw piles of cash at Sessegnon please? #SaintsFC
— Andrew Stokes (@Andrew_Stokes_) January 27, 2018
— Alison Shand (@shand_alison) January 27, 2018
FFS.Bertrand limps off,Target out on loan and McQueen still injured I believe.#SaintsFc
— Dan Ellis (@dansaints) January 27, 2018
Bertrand off is a worrying sign with Targett just sent out on loan. Hopefully its not serious. ?⚪️
— Saints Marching (@SaintsMarching_) January 27, 2018
— Harry (@HarryDWMC) January 27, 2018
Bertrand, great #saintsfc
— CabbageFace (@Cabbage_Face) January 27, 2018
#SaintsFC How soon can we recall a loan? Bertrand hamstring gone
— John Price (@jpriceno7) January 27, 2018