Southampton’s striker woes continue as we prepare for the midweek clash against Fulham.
With young Academy graduate Michael Obafemi recovering from his hamstring injury to take a place on the bench against Arsenal last weekend, the 18-year-old Republic of Ireland international came on as a halftime replacement for Stuart Armstrong but he last only 20 minutes before again succumbing to a hamstring problem that saw him substituted.
Whilst there is no timeframe on the latest blow for the lad, our only real options now are Nathan Redmond through the middle, the misfiring Charlie Austin, or a potential return for Shane Long as he now no longer features on Physioroom.com’s injury list.
Although Danny Ings nears a return to fitness, he’s still classed as a major doubt for Wednesday as the expectation is he’ll return to fitness and training on March 2 (next Saturday). Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has already implied he’s more likely to return for the Tottenham Hotspur clash and whilst Mario Lemina is also getting closer, he won’t be back for this game either for definite.
Whoever gets the nod, we need a big performance from them as Fulham has to be a victory.