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SportHughes expects Lemina to be fit for Watford clash

20:45  08 november  2018
20:45  08 november  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Lemina to be fit for Newcastle clash

Lemina to be fit for Newcastle clash Southampton manager Mark Hughes has stated that Mario Lemina is likely to play against Newcastle United after overcoming a slight issue with his left knee. The central midfielder hobbled off in Saints’ 0-0 draw against Bournemouth on Saturday, prompting concerns that he could be sidelined for the team’s encounter with Newcastle. However, Hughes has allayed fears that the Gabon international will miss out. As quoted by Southampton’s official website, the Welshman said: “We’re okay, Mario Lemina came off against Bournemouth and was sore early in the week. But we’re pleased as it doesn’t look like he’s sustained any significant damage.” “It was jarring of the knee and a bit of hyper-extension. But it looks like he’ll be fit as long as he doesn’t have any reaction to the work we’ve done today. Other than him, we have nobody unavailable.” Lemina has been an important player for Saints this season and Hughes has utilised him on a regular basis in a midfield two, partnering Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. It seems Hughes will have a clean bill of health heading into the fixture against Rafa Benitez’s men, with both sides in need of an important victory. Southampton are currently sat in 16th place on the Premier League table after winning only one game. Newcastle, meanwhile, are rock bottom, having won no games from their opening nine fixtures.

Southampton manager Mark Hughes has stated that Mario Lemina is likely to play against Newcastle United after overcoming a slight issue with his left knee. Lemina has been an important player for Saints this season and Hughes has utilised him on a regular basis in a midfield two, partnering

Southampton star Lemina fit for Newcastle encounter. Lemina has been an important player for Saints this season and Hughes has utilised him on a regular basis in a midfield two, partnering Pierre-Emile Leeds winger Kemar Roofe expected to be fit for Newcastle clash - www.squawka.com.

Southampton manager Mark Hughes expects Mario Lemina to shake off a slight knock ahead of his side’s fixture against Watford.

The Saints welcome the Hornets to St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday as they look to secure only their second win of the Premier League season.

Hughes spoke to the media on Thursday ahead of the team’s crunch clash with Watford and, as quoted by the club’s official website, delivered an update on the condition of his players.

Wesley Hoedt has been labelled a doubt for the game against Javi Gracia’s side as he continues to nurse a foot infection.

Hughes expects Lemina to be fit for Watford clash © Alex Livesey/Getty Images Sport Alex Livesey/Getty Images Sport

Hughes proceeded to then allude to a minor injury that Lemina appears to have sustained, with the Welshman citing some “tightness in his thigh” as a minor concern.

Southampton star Lemina fit for Newcastle encounter

Southampton star Lemina fit for Newcastle encounter Southampton have been handed an injury boost ahead of Newcastle United’s visit to St Mary’s Stadium, with Mario Lemina passed fit. The central midfielder hobbled off with a minor knee injuryin Saints’ 0-0 draw against Bournemouth on Saturday, prompting concerns that he could be sidelined for the team’s encounter with Newcastle. However, Hughes has allayed fears that the Gabon international will miss out. As quoted by Southampton’s official website, the Welshman said: “We’re okay, Mario Lemina came off against Bournemouth and was sore early in the week. But we’re pleased as it doesn’t look like he’s sustained any significant damage.” “It was jarring of the knee and a bit of hyper-extension. But it looks like he’ll be fit as long as he doesn’t have any reaction to the work we’ve done today. Other than him, we have nobody unavailable.” Lemina has been an important player for Saints this season and Hughes has utilised him on a regular basis in a midfield two, partnering Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. It seems Hughes will have a clean bill of health heading into the fixture against Rafa Benitez’s men, with both sides in need of an important victory. Newcastle will be hoping to secure their first three points of the season when they travel to Southampton as they bid to work their way out of the relegation zone.

Saints boss Mark Hughes has reiterated the significance of Saturday’s home meeting with Watford and says his squad are working hard to deliver a much-needed response following “It becomes huge. We know ourselves the areas in which we weren’t strong enough [against Manchester City],” Hughes said.

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Despite this, Hughes spoke confidently about Lemina’s chances of featuring against Watford. The Southampton manager said:

“There’s a slight doubt over Mario Lemina, who just has a little bit of tightness in his thigh, but we don’t think that will stop him from being available for selection.”

Lemina has been a mainstay under Hughes this season and will be keen to keep his place alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in central midfield against Watford.

Hughes expects Lemina to be fit for Watford clash © Michael Steele/Getty Images Sport Southampton FC v Newcastle United - Premier League

Danny Ings a doubt for trip to Fulham.
Danny Ings is a doubt for Saints trip to Fulham this weekend, with the striker yet to return to full training with Southampton. Southampton boss Mark Hughes confirmed the news, saying that the striker will be a doubt for the trip to West London having not yet fully recovered from an injury suffered against Watford. The former Liverpool man was taken off in the 1-1 draw with the Hornets just before the international break, and has not yet recovered fully. Speaking his pre-match press conference, Mark Hughes told reporters via the Southampton official website: “Danny is the big doubt at the moment. He’s only just got out on the grass so maybe tomorrow we might be able to integrate him into the group. As we stand at the moment, he has to be a doubt.” Elsewhere, Mohammed Elyounoussi and Mario Lemina both have knocks, but Hughes revealed they have a high chance of featuring at the weekend. “We’ve got a few niggles; Moi Elyounoussi has a bit of tightness in his hamstring and Mario Lemina has an issue with his thigh which we’ve been managing for a number of weeks now and we’ve just got to keep an eye on it. Those two should be okay but Danny is our main concern.

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