Southampton without Mario Lemina for game against Burnley
Last Updated: 02/11/17 4:24pm
Southampton will again be without Mario Lemina against Burnley this weekend.
The midfielder missed the Sky Live 1-1 draw with Brighton last Sunday with an ankle problem, and is not yet ready to return to Mauricio Pellegrino's squad.
Charlie Austin, who has yet to start a league game this season, has returned to training having also missed the Brighton game and he is in the squad for the Burnley game.
"Mario continues his treatment," Pellegrino said. "I would expect after the international break maybe Mario can train with the team.
"But Charlie has been training with us this week. He was training well, but it's just Mario that is the only one that is out of the squad."
Pellegrino is expecting a tough test against Sean Dyche's in-form side.
He said: "They have momentum, they are playing well and it will be really tough and they are dangerous on the counter-attack. They feel comfortable when they are defending and they are never disorganised.
"But I feel my players are ready to do a good game and if we have a good day with the ball they will be in trouble too."
While Ryan Bertrand was called into the England squad for the friendlies against Germany and Brazil, Fraser Forster missed out. Pellegrino said he was happy to respect the opinion of Gareth Southgate while admitting any calls-up were a mixed blessing for him.
He said: "I think we have got a good squad and some of them have been in the national team in the past but now just Ryan (Bertrand) will be there. For me it a double-edged sword when they are in the national team - it is really good for them but not for me!
"I have to wait for them to come back without injury. But I have to respect the views of the England manager and Fraser Forster has got huge competition for his place and we have to respect that."
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