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Southampton: An Injury boost ahead of Leicester clash for Saints.

Southampton are hitting a bad run of form, losing their two games in the Premier League and will be hoping to take maximum points from their home game against Leicester City this evening.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has given an injury update that will leave Saints fans buzzing as two players return to the side, with only one player missing from action for tonight’s game which could give the side a much needed boost.

“As of today I have 21 players on the pitch working with us. It was only Stuey (Stuart Armstrong) who has not part of the squad today,” Hasenhuttl said in his pre-match press conference.

“Also, Jack Stephens is back. The rest of the players were with us today.”

Jack Stephens’ return will be warmly welcomed by the supporters, as he will certainly strengthen the backline after an awful defensive performance from Southampton last weekend at Anfield, resulting in four goals conceded.

Stephens only has six appearances for Saints this season, after sustaining a knee injury in the goalless draw with Manchester City in September where he was predicted to be out for up to 12 weeks, but is now available to play and could offer the quality in the defensive line that is clearly desperately needed, which we imagine will leave Hasenhuttl thrilled.

Another player set to make their return to the side is Ibrahima Diallo, who was left out of the trip to Anfield after rolling his ankle in the training sessions ahead of the game. The midfielder is confirmed to be back in action and could easily be picked for the starting lineup against Leicester.

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The 22-year-old has had a great individual impact on the Southampton side despite being a defensive midfielder. Hasenhuttl has attempted to play him on many occasions as an advanced right-sided 10, which has seen Diallo offer a dimension to Southampton’s attacking prowess scoring one goal and assisting once too in his thirteen appearances so far, as well as still having those key defensive attributes in his locker.

Having both Stephens and Diallo back to full fitness, and only Armstrong side-lined should give the manager a lot of options to build the right tactical plan to secure the three points Saints need. Thus, he will be buzzing with the latest update from the club’s physios.

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Article title: Southampton: An Injury boost ahead of Leicester clash for Saints.

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