Ralph Hasenhuttl won’t reveal his Southampton No 1

Ralph Hasenhuttl won’t reveal his Southampton No 1 as Alex McCarthy and Angus Gunn battle for the gloves

  • Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed he has decided who his Southampton No 1 is
  • But he would not divulge their identity ahead of Saturday’s trip to Leicester
  • Angus Gunn kept a clean sheet on his Premier League debut against Chelsea

Peter Carline for MailOnline

It has been a clean slate under the Austrian, who feels the best way to scrutinise a player is to see them play.

With injuries and suspensions to the likes of Ryan Bertrand, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Danny Ings, he is also not afraid to field academy products.

Angus Gunn has started Southampton's last two games in the league and FA Cup

Angus Gunn has started Southampton’s last two games in the league and FA Cup

Saints kept a clean sheet at Chelsea as Alex McCarthy missed out for first time in over a year

Saints kept a clean sheet at Chelsea as Alex McCarthy missed out for first time in over a year

Callum Slattery and Marcus Barnes played in the 2-2 draw FA Cup third round draw at Derby, while Alfie Jones and Josh Sims have been recalled from loan spells at St Mirren and Reading, respectively.

‘It is interesting. Every time I come to lunch a new one is standing in front of me and it is,”Hello, nice to meet you”, and I haven’t seen them before.

‘Simsy has trained three times with us and he has some qualities that can be interesting for us, so let’s have a look.’

 


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