Ronald Koeman provides injury update on two key players, and thoughts on FA Cup

Ronald Koeman

Southampton take on Ipswich Town in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday, and Ronald Koeman updated the media on the fitness of Nathaniel Clyne and Saido Mane.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has said the Saido Mane will have a scan on his injury sustained in the 2-0 win over Arsenal today as his side's attentions turn to FA Cup action, with the Saints facing Championship promotion candidates Ipswich Town on Sunday at St Mary's. 

Mane scored the opening goal in their 2-0 win over Arsenal which tightens their grip on fourth place in the Premier League as their challenge for Champions League football received a huge boost, but shortly after his goal he was withdrawn through injury.

Koeman didn't have any details for the Sengal international's injury after the game, and he told reporters ahead of the cup tie they are waiting for the results of a scan.

He said that right-back Nathaniel Clyne remains sidelined with the meeting with the Tractor Boys, and Koeman was asked about the possibility of leading the side to Wembley, and repeating the heroics of the Southampton side that lifted the FA Cup back in 1976.

The Saints boss said: "I remember when I was a young kid watching the FA Cup finals from Holland. It was always a special day. Maybe if I have one of the dreams, it's a dream about playing the FA Cup final.

"It's a long way to Wembley. You have to beat a lot of teams, but it starts on Sunday."

He also suggested there could be one or two changes from the side that beat Arsenal yesterday as he may look to freshen up his side, but the Dutchman seems wary of the danger that Mick McCarthy's side possesses. 

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch