Southampton give worrying update on goalkeeper injury and young starlet’s fitness

RALPH Hasenhuttl confirmed that injured Alex McCarthy remains to be not coaching with the group, whereas Nathan Tella could not but be match sufficient for Premier League motion.

Goalkeeper McCarthy, 32, has not featured for Saints because the begin of December – the place he picked up a hamstring injury in a 1-1 draw with Brighton at St Mary’s.

Hasenhuttl criticised McCarthy for not revealing the true extent of his injury, straight contributing to Neal Maupay’s last-ditch equaliser.

He later returned to coaching in January, however then suffered an additional setback and is not coaching with the group.

“Not coaching with us in the intervening time, nonetheless takes time,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Tella has returned to first-team periods however is but to make a matchday squad for Hasenhuttl since struggling a groin concern in January.

He has missed 9 consecutive matches for Saints, and Hasenhuttl implies that he’s not but able to make a return to top-flight motion.

“Fit for coaching, however to be match for Premier League video games, like regular, takes slightly bit extra,” the Austrian stated.

Tella will flip 23-years-old this summer time and signed a brand-new two-and-a-half 12 months contract earlier this season. The former Arsenal academy man’s final purpose for Saints got here in August.

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