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Southampton hopeful after Mario Lemina knee injury

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Southampton have kept their hopes high and are optimistic their defensive midfielder, Mario Lemina will be fit to play against Newcastle in their upcoming Premier League fixture.

Lemina was forced off at Bournemouth after obtaining an injury on his left knee when landing on it after challenging for the ball in an aerial battle.

The saints are however hopeful there is no serious damage to the knee of Mario Lemina and are optimistic he will be available for their match against Newcastle.

‘He got a bang on his ribs just before halftime and went up for a ball and hyperextended his knee as he came down,’ explained Southampton’s boss Mark Hughes via Daily Echo.

‘He was able to carry on so that would suggest he’s going to be sore for a couple of days we hope, but we will just have to wait and see how the next two days go.’

‘Hopefully it will just settle down.’

Mark Hughes side are now without a win in five league matches and remain 16th on the Premier League table and will face Newcastle United at home next Saturday.