Claude Puel says he is without a number of first-team players ahead of this weekend’s visit of Arsenal in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round.
Virgil van Dijk missed the EFL Cup semi-final success over Liverpool, and is likely to miss out again as the extent of his ankle injury continues to be assessed.
Puel said: “We have a lot of injuries. Still we are without Austin, Targett, McCarthy, Pied, and other injuries with van Dijk, Hesketh.
“Also with Jay Rodriguez and James Ward-Prowse not available it is almost a full team.
“We have possibilities with other players and the rotation since the beginning of the season allows to continue the work and to keep good results.”