Southampton took a creditable point from our trip to Dean Court on Saturday to face Bournemouth and whilst there were plenty of positives to come from the day as we ended our run of form in the Premier League and drew a line under three straight defeats to narrowly lift ourselves away from the relegation zone, clearly there’s still plenty to improve upon.
We also have to deal with the injury sustained by midfielder Mario Lemina who Mark Hughes has regularly leant on this season.
The 25-year-old Gabon international didn’t have a great day and having taken a knock to the ribs, he then developed a knee issue that led to his substitution in the 66th minute as summer signing Stuart Armstrong replaced him.
Quoted by the Daily Echo following the game, manager Mark Hughes explained that he didn’t believe there would be any lasting damage and he believed a bit of rest would solve the issue – explaining that he had just hyperextended his knee when landing after challenging for the ball, but having carried on the expectation was no ligament issue.
We’ll find out in a few days whether or not that expectation proves to be true, but at least Southampton fans have something to mildly cheer about this week given the result.