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Sep 17, 2021
Southampton team news ahead of Man City Premier League clash Southampton will be without two attackers against Man City this weekend but could welcome back Will Smallbone after he recovered from a long-term injury Get the City transfer window latest, team news, match updates and analysis delivered straight to your inbox Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later. Subscribe We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Southampton will be without Theo Walcott and Adam Armstrong for their trip to the Etihad Stadium this weekend, but could welcome back midfielder Will Smallbone after nine months out injured. City will welcome Ralph Hasenhuttl's side looking to make it four Premier League wins in a row without conceding a goal, having beaten RB Leipzig 6-3 in a thrilling encounter in the Champions League in midweek. If the Saints are to get anything from the game however, they'll have to do it without summer signings Armstrong and Walcott although they are hopeful of welcoming back Ireland striker Shane Long who is back in training. Smallbone suffered a knee injury in January but after working hard in training, he could be in contention to be in the squad too. Read More Related Articles “The positive thing is that Will is in the team session the whole week now, he looks good and is very happy that he’s back on the training ground with the team,” Hasenhüttl said in his pre-match press conference, via the club's website . “Longy is also back in the squad since yesterday, but Walcott and Armstrong are still out with injury, so it will take a little bit of time to come back for them.” The manager hinted that he could make some changes to the team now that he has options in his squad, something he says he didn't have last season. "The good thing for me now is I have a choice, which is what I didn’t have last season. “Last season when you were fit you played, but now we have a lot of qualities that we can try. It’s not so much about who deserves to play, it’s more about what you need to play."