Wolverhampton Wanderers make the trip to Southampton on Saturday afternoon, and ahead of the match boss Nuno Espirito Santo has provided an update on the injury status of one member of his squad.
Wolves have had a hectic period recently, which continued with their FA Cup third round replay defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening, a loss which came at a cost.
That is because Wanderers saw defender Ruben Vinagre pick up an injury, one that is going to keep him out for the foreseeable future, much to the annoyance of Santo, who is starting to see his squad become quite strained with all the matches they have played.
Wolves’ next assignment is a clash with Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and their boss provided an update on the versatile player when he addressed the media ahead of the game.
“He’s going to have an MRI this afternoon to see the real extent of the injury, but for sure he’s going to take some time. He felt it in the game, in the last moment, 70 metres running high-speed and he felt something in his hamstring.” The Wanderers official website quotes him as saying.
“Every time we have a player out, the way we work it’s important. He gives a lot of things for us to change and operate inside the squad. It’s a big blow.”
The Wolves boss took it upon himself to recall youngster Ryan Giles from his loan spell at Shrewsbury Town, and such is the stretched nature of his resources at the present time, he goes straight into the squad for the Saints game.
Wanderers are without a win in their last five matches, a run which all connected with the club will be out to end in Hampshire on Saturday.