Southampton manager Mark Hughes has now met with the press to preview this weekend’s clash with Everton and summer signing Mohamed Elyounoussi is a major doubt for the game and will likely be missing.
The 24-year-old Norwegian international made his bow for Saints in the opening day draw against Burnley but he has picked up a hamstring strain and whilst it’s not believed to be too serious, it will probably see him miss out on this weekend’s action.
In better news, having seen his own debut interrupted with injury and forced to go off as a substitute, Stuart Armstrong has been passed fit for this match so he should take his spot back in the middle of the park.
Speaking to saintsfc as he met with the media, Hughes explained.
“At the moment, apart from maybe Moi at the weekend, we’ve got everyone fit and available. Stuart Armstrong is okay after his knock. We have a 25-man squad and it’s there to last the whole season. We’ll lose players to injuries and suspensions at times but for the most part now everyone is ready to go.”
Plenty of time for Elyounoussi to get up to speed, just have to hope this is only a minor tweak and not something that gets in his way of adjusting to life at the club for too long.