21 y/o Southampton man suffers one other merciless blow amid worrying Hasenhuttl admission – opinion
Southampton summer season signing Mohammed Salisu continues to be but to make a first-team look for the membership and has now been setback with an damage, simply when it appeared that he may very well be on the point of a begin.
The Ghanaian was signed from Actual Valladolid in the course of the summer season switch window however Ralph Hasenhuttl admitted that he would want to enhance his health earlier than he can be thought-about able to make his first-team debut for the Saints.
It was steered that the 21-year-old was near beginning the Boxing Day fixture in opposition to Fulham following the damage to Jannik Vestergaard however Jack Stephens was given the nod as an alternative, and since his return to the first-team, the Saints have saved three consecutive clear sheets.
Hasenhuttl additionally steered that this weekend’s upcoming FA Cup tie in opposition to Shrewsbury City may very well be a ‘good second’ for Salisu to make his debut however sadly, it appears as if he’ll miss out via damage after the Austrian supervisor confirmed that he missed Monday’s sport in opposition to Liverpool after choosing up a muscle damage.
Is dropping Salisu an enormous blow for Hasenhuttl?
It’s a huge disgrace for the younger defender, as contemplating the type of Southampton’s present centre-back pairing, it appears unlikely that he’ll be capable to pressure his manner into Hasenhuttl’s first-team plans anytime quickly, particularly when Vestergaard returns to health.
When he was signed in the course of the summer season, the Austrian supervisor was stuffed with reward for the 21-year-old, saying:
“This is a crucial signing for us, Mohammed is a participant who matches our profile properly. He’s younger and has a large amount of potential, however he’s additionally somebody who has the qualities to return in and assist the workforce as quickly as he’s in control with our manner of enjoying.
Hopefully, the muscle damage that he’s picked up doesn’t rule him out for too lengthy, and if the Saints can discover a well beyond Shrewsbury this weekend, then maybe we will pencil in Salisu’s debut for the fourth spherical tie, ought to they be drawn in opposition to decrease league opposition as soon as once more.
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