Southampton striker Che Adams withdraws from international duty ahead of Leeds United clash
Southampton striker Che Adams has withdrawn from international duty ahead of Saturday’s game against Leeds United in the Premier League.
The Daily Record claim that the 25-year-old forward suffered a muscle injury in Scotland’s 3-2 win over Israel and will not play against the Faroe Islands, marking him as a potential doubt for Saturday’s clash.
This would be a blow for the Saints, but a big boost for the Whites as Adams has played five league games so far this season and provided one assist.
Good news for Leeds.
Leeds have had their own problems with injuries, but just before the international break Diego Llorente returned and made a huge difference.
Now, if Adams can’t play then, Ralph Hasenhuttl might be forced to change his usual two striker system or play one of Armando Broja or Shane Long with Adam Armstrong.
He has also been described as “fantastic” by his manager in the past, so he is an important player for the Saints, and they are probably a worse side without him [Daily Echo].
So this could prove to be a big problem for the Saints to solve if they are indeed without Adams.
Now, it remains unclear if he will miss the match on Saturday, but given that he has suffered a muscle injury, we would doubt that he will be fully fit for the game.
This should prove to be good news for the Whites, who might not have to worry about dealing with a player they were once heavily linked with [Sky Sports].
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