The THREE Southampton players ruled out of Newcastle United clash

Southampton midfielder Nathan Tella. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Southampton midfielder Nathan Tella. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Southampton midfielder Nathan Tella. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Injury news from the Southampton camp ahead of Newcastle United’s trip to the south coast.

Southampton will be without three of their first-team players for the visit of Newcastle United.

Federico Fernandez, Callum Wilson and Kieran Trippier are currently sidelined for the Magpies - and the Saints have injuries on their own.

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Starting with Nathan Tella, the right midfielder has been absent since mid-January with a groin injury.

The 22-year-old has returned to training this week but Ralph Hasenhuttl says he won’t feature against Newcastle.

Central defender Lyanco, a summer signing from Torino, remains out with a hamstring problem and isn’t expected to return until April.

Alex McCarthy is out with the same problem with former Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster set to deputise between the sticks.

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In better news for the Saints, star defender Mohammed Salisu could return to Hasenhuttl’s backline.

Hasenhuttl admitted after the 4-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday that his side missed Salisu, who was tracked by Newcastle in January.

Salisu has trained this week with the Saints set to make a late decision over the Ghanaian’s fitness.

Newcastle are looking to extend their unbeaten Premier League run to nine matches and further boost their survival hopes.

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