Transfer news: Southampton defender Jos Hooiveld considering his future
Southampton defender Jos Hooiveld admits he is considering his future at the club due to a lack of first-team chances.
Last Updated: 02/03/14 2:00pm
The 30-year-old has been limited to just eight appearances in all competitions for the Saints so far this season, with Jose Fonte, Dejan Lovren and Maya Yoshida all preferred by Mauricio Pochettino.
Hooiveld was denied exit in January but says that he will speak to the club at the end of the season, with another year still to run on his contract at St Mary's.
"I considered leaving during the January transfer window but the manager told me it wasn't possible," he said.
"But I will sit down at the table with him to discuss it once more during the summer.
"I'm in the squad for every game, but it will be very hard for me to get back into the starting 11 and I am hugely disappointed. There are two other players ahead of me in the pecking order."
Five of Hooiveld's eight appearances have come in the cup competitions this season and he conceded his disappointment as Sunderland ended their FA Cup hopes last month.
"I was sickened when we went out of the FA Cup," he said. "It was a great chance to get to Wembley and they had already knocked us out of the League Cup.
"Cup ties are my best chance of getting a game because other players get preference in the Premier League. I could tell in the summer how fast the club is growing."