Southampton Youngster To Miss Key Games

Southampton Youngster To Miss Key Games

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl will be without promising young striker Michael Obafemi for another three weeks.

The 18-year-old academy graduate made his senior debut for Saints in January 2018 and he has featured on six occasions across all competitions this term.

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Obafemi netted his first goal for Southampton in the 3-1 win at Huddersfield on December 22 and he hasn’t featured since after sustaining a hamstring injury.

Early reports suggested he could be back in action by this weekend, however, Hasenhuttl fears he may not return until February 9.

Hasenhuttl said: “Obafemi looks worse and will take longer – three more weeks.”

The Republic of Ireland international looks set to miss this weekend’s clash with Everton as well as games with Crystal Palace and Burnley.

Hasenhuttl is feeling more positive about the availability of Danny Ings for Everton’s visit to St Mary’s.

He added: “Ingsy looks good for the weekend and should start tomorrow with the team for his first training session.”

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