Southampton defender Toby Alderweireld will miss out on their game this weekend against West Bromwich Albion through injury.
Alderweireld has been sidelined since January with a hamstring problem, which he sustained in the side's win against Manchester United, but there was a feeling that he could be fit to play some part in the game on Saturday.
Saints boss Ronald Koeman, however, has moved to quash those hopes at his press conference, with the defender set to remain on the treatment table until next week.
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Alderweireld's absence has been sorely felt by Southampton, who have suffered a loss of form which has dented their top-four challenge whilst he has been on the sidelines.
The South Coast side have faltered against West Ham United and Liverpool and they will realise that they need to get back to winning ways against West Brom.
Doing so could be a tough ask, though, as the Baggies have proven a tough side to break down under the guidance of Tony Pulis, and Southampton have struggled for goals of late.
The Saints have scored just twice in their last four games, but Koeman insists that he is not worried about their lack of cutting edge.