Puel on coping without Romeu

By SFC Media Sat 17 Dec Bournemouth vs Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Puel pre Bournemouth

Southampton manager Claude Puel says he has a number of options to consider in the absence of suspended Oriol Romeu.

 Saints will be without midfielder Oriol Romeu through suspension after he picked up a fifth yellow card against Stoke City on Wednesday.

 The Spaniard has been key so far this season, making 22 appearances and earning two player of the month awards along the way.

 But while he will be a loss, Puel says it will give him chance to rest as he considers who will take his place at the heart of midfield.

“It’s a pity for Oriol, but also he can recover because he has done very good work since the beginning of the season,” Puel continued.

“We have different possibilities because we have improved and developed different players so we will see.

“For the moment, I haven’t made the choice so we will see what the team is at the start.”

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