Danny Ings Set to Return From Injury

Danny Ings

Southampton striker Danny Ings has returned to training after spending over a month out with a knee injury.

The England international missed the last three matches to undergo minor knee surgery which he suffered in the 4-3 victory at Aston Villa before the international break.

Danny Ings Back in Training

Hasenhuttl Has Say

But boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is yet to decide whether Ings is to play a part in Monday’s game against Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

He had said this before last weekend’s game against Manchester United: “Danny is back in individual training on the pitch, so I think he can be an option for the Brighton game, which is moved to Monday now.”

In Contention

The move to Monday looks to have done the Saints a favour and the Austrian manager gave an update on his star striker when he spoke to the media at his pre-match press conference: “we must have a look. Yesterday was the first time he was training with the team.

“He looks good. We must look at how his body reacts to the training and then we can say more.

“But it looked good yesterday, yes.”

High Flying Saints

The 28-year old has netted five goals in seven Premier League games this season and was missed by his side. A win over Newcastle, a draw to Wolves and a dramatic late defeat to Manchester United saw the Saints pick up four points in three games in his absence. Southampton were ahead against United thanks to Jan Bednarek and a James Ward-Prowse free-kick. But a late comeback from the Manchester side saw Edinson Cavani net twice and steal all three points.

Theo Walcott and Che Adams have deputised in place of the England international who scored 22 goals last season by playing more through the middle but the comeback of Ings is sure to bring a better dynamic to the Saints.

Southampton currently occupy a high 6th place and will be buoyed by the return of their star player.

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