Saints count injuries ahead of Cardiff

Artur Boruc

Artur Boruc

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Saints have several injury problems ahead of tomorrow’s game with Cardiff.

Jay Rodriguez, Gaston Ramirez and Kelvin Davis are definite absentees while Artur Boruc will be assessed to see whether he can take part.

The Polish stopper was forced out of the game against Manchester City with a back injury and was replaced between the sticks by Paulo Gazzaniga with American youngster Cody Cropper on the bench.

“The cases of Gaston Ramirez, Artur Boruc, Jay Rodriguez, which we all know about, and Kelvin Davis as well,” reported Mauricio Pochettino.

“We have one more training session to go and once that has happened we will know what players we have.”

Pochettino has also warned his side will face a tough test from the Bluebirds, despite their lowly position in the league.

“I think we are going to have to work our socks off and suffer against Cardiff,” he said.

“We are playing a team that is playing for survival in the Premier League.

“We are also going through different circumstances at this point in the league.

“We have a short squad and we have suffered injuries such as Jay Rodriguez which are tough to take.

“It is a very good chance for us to show our strength as a team but it will not be easy.

“We need to be better than Cardiff and it’s a very good chance to show our strength.”

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12:18pm Fri 11 Apr 14

SouthLondonSaint says...

Would like to see Sam Gallagher and Harrison Reed get a little run out tomorrow. Why not against Cardiff? I'm always confused when Gully gets a run out and the future of Southampton don't...

Anyways I thought we have played well in our last few games and if we play how we usually do this should not be a problem, 3-1 Saints.

Up The Saints!
Would like to see Sam Gallagher and Harrison Reed get a little run out tomorrow. Why not against Cardiff? I'm always confused when Gully gets a run out and the future of Southampton don't... Anyways I thought we have played well in our last few games and if we play how we usually do this should not be a problem, 3-1 Saints. Up The Saints! SouthLondonSaint
  • Score: 24

7:04pm Fri 11 Apr 14

peregrine73 says...

OK looks like gazza in goal again,can't see a faverble result for Saints,season fizzling out rapidly,lack of depth in squad very evident now!
OK looks like gazza in goal again,can't see a faverble result for Saints,season fizzling out rapidly,lack of depth in squad very evident now! peregrine73
  • Score: -5

8:07pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

3-0 to the Welsh then!
3-0 to the Welsh then! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: -4

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