Southampton injury news: Austin, Bertrand and Davis’ expected return dates
Mark Hughes is preparing for his first Premier League game in charge of Southampton, one of the clubs he represented in his playing days, and it is their biggest game of the season so far.
He will take the Saints to face West Ham, who themselves are still reeling from the unsavoury scenes that marred their last match, the 3-0 home defeat to Burnley in a match that will go a long way to determining who will survive and spend another season in the top flight next time around.
It is 17th v 18th, with the Hammers two points and a place above their visitors, who enjoyed the “new manager bounce” already by qualifying for the FA Cup semi-finals last weekend with a hard-fought victory over League One side Wigan.
Hughes would love to go to the London Stadium with a full complement of players at his disposal but he might not have that luxury.
Steven Davis and Ryan Bertrand are doubtful for the match, having pulled out of their respective international squads but Charlie Austin could be fit to make a return.
Read on for the latest on the trio, who could make a huge difference to Hughes’ survival bid, as per Premier Injuries…