Walcott and Ings in contention to face Burnley

By SFC Media time Fri 02 Apr Saints v Burnley
Photo by Matt Watson | Theo Walcott and Danny Ings

Southampton duo Theo Walcott and Danny Ings have returned to training and could be in contention to feature against Burnley at St Mary’s on Easter Sunday.

Hasenhüttl said he was pleased with the attitude and work ethic of his players who were not called up by their countries over the international break, as training continued as normal at Staplewood.

Saints now return to Premier League action after a three-week absence from the competition, facing a Burnley side who have an identical record of 33 points from 29 matches so far this season.

“These guys are training now with the team for more than one week,” Hasenhüttl said of Ings and Walcott.

“They are on a good way back, we can feel that there are more and more players coming back, so this is good news.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 25: James Ward-Prowse of England celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifying match between England and San Marino at Wembley Stadium on March 25, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors.  (Photo by Adam Davy - Pool/Getty Images)
James Ward-Prowse scored his first goal for England last week, but has not yet trained since returning to his club

“Especially the last two weeks we had a very good time with the guys that have stayed here, a few good sessions, and most of them did a good job. I was happy with the attitude and the workload.”

Hasenhüttl’s only new injury concern is to captain James Ward-Prowse, who missed England’s midweek victory over Poland with a calf problem.

“Prowsey had a little bit of problems with his calf, so he missed the third [England] game, and he is still not training,” he added.

“Also today we rest him, but hopefully tomorrow he is so far so good and he can train with the team and be an option for the weekend.”

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