Southampton talisman Danny Ings will miss his team’s match against Leicester City on Saturday as he is self-isolating.

The Saints travel to the King Power Stadium this weekend, with both sides hoping to move up the Premier League table.

Ings will miss the match, however, after testing positive for coronavirus recently.

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The striker scored the winning goal in their recent 1-0 victory over reigning champions Liverpool.

He scored in just the 2nd-minute against his former club, helping to give Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men the three points.

Speaking about the situation at Southampton, Hasenhuttl said: “We have had one positive test since the Liverpool game, Danny Ings is out, he has been ten days now in self-isolation.

“That meant in this game (Liverpool) he was also maybe contagious, I think it is 48 hours before you can have a positive test.

“We have had no further positive tests so far, that means our protocols (which) we are sticking to and our guidelines that we follow are very disciplined.”

When asked if players should celebrate goals by hugging in groups, the manager said: “When you stick to the guidelines you can also work, as we do everyday together, celebrate together like we did after the Liverpool game and I think this is enough.

“You never know, but this showed me that when you stick to the protocols you have to control the risk.

“There is a reason why the Premier League decided to let us play football, this is what we are doing.

“For me, part of football is the duels, with the players playing together, and part of football is celebrating when you score a goal.

“I think the protocols and experiences we made so far shows that it works.”

Keeper Alex McCarthy is set to return after his period of self-isolation ended. The Saints also have Che Adams available after he overcame concussion.

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