Safety first over Lambert injury

Daily Echo: RICKIE LAMBERT RICKIE LAMBERT

Saints are confident that Rickie Lambert and Gaston Ramirez will be fit to face West Brom after the pair were forced off through injury against Burnley.

Lambert picked up a dead leg and was taken off during the first half against the Clarets, but not before he had bagged himself a goal.

Ramirez, right, was feeling a tight hamstring – in his second start in four days – and was brought off during the second period.

Jesus Perez insisted both substitutions were precautionary and that their early withdrawal should mean they are fit for action again against the Baggies.

He said: “He (Rickie) got a dead leg and in this moment we were 2-0 up and we didn’t want to take any risks, especially when we are at the end hopefully of a tough period of injuries.

“Rickie is very important, like a lot of players in this moment when we have Dani Osvaldo out for three games, and we decided to prevent a major risk.

“Gaston we knew after playing 90 minutes three days ago will probably get some fatigue after more than 60 minutes.

“It was too much for him and he started to feel a bit of fatigue in his hamstrings, and we decided to prevent a major injury.”

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11:46am Mon 6 Jan 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

I saw Rickey over stretch in mid field and pick up what looked like a groin injury?
He couldn't run with his "blinding" pace again after that, and I was saying get him off, 5 mins later he scored!
hope he is ok for Saturday and Gaston is ok for the bench.
I saw Rickey over stretch in mid field and pick up what looked like a groin injury? He couldn't run with his "blinding" pace again after that, and I was saying get him off, 5 mins later he scored! hope he is ok for Saturday and Gaston is ok for the bench. worried of n e hampshire

12:17pm Mon 6 Jan 14

boilerman says...

Take care with Rickie as for Gaston the sooner he is shown the door the better, his performances are poor he loses the ball too much and his work rate is poor.
Sorry to upset any Gaston lovers out there but lets be honest he is not up to it.
I know he is young but he should still be able to put the effort in.
You would think he would be trying a bit harder to impress with the world cup coming up, but again he is a young player on too much money who is happy with his lot and feels he doesn't have to work,
If these players were on performance related contracts they might try harder.
Take care with Rickie as for Gaston the sooner he is shown the door the better, his performances are poor he loses the ball too much and his work rate is poor. Sorry to upset any Gaston lovers out there but lets be honest he is not up to it. I know he is young but he should still be able to put the effort in. You would think he would be trying a bit harder to impress with the world cup coming up, but again he is a young player on too much money who is happy with his lot and feels he doesn't have to work, If these players were on performance related contracts they might try harder. boilerman

3:10pm Mon 6 Jan 14

the south coast is ours says...

hurry back rickie we need you
hurry back rickie we need you the south coast is ours

4:26pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Take the Dosh Rickie I woud and Act on the Sidelines at Wet Spam!
Take the Dosh Rickie I woud and Act on the Sidelines at Wet Spam! Fatty x Ford Worker

8:59pm Mon 6 Jan 14

03alpe01 says...

Gotta make sure he's alright for his West Ham medical ;)
Gotta make sure he's alright for his West Ham medical ;) 03alpe01

12:38am Tue 7 Jan 14

St. Case says...

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
I saw Rickey over stretch in mid field and pick up what looked like a groin injury?
He couldn't run with his "blinding" pace again after that, and I was saying get him off, 5 mins later he scored!
hope he is ok for Saturday and Gaston is ok for the bench.
Are you picking the team? "hope he is ok for Saturday and Gaston is ok for the bench." Funny, I thought MP did that...
[quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: I saw Rickey over stretch in mid field and pick up what looked like a groin injury? He couldn't run with his "blinding" pace again after that, and I was saying get him off, 5 mins later he scored! hope he is ok for Saturday and Gaston is ok for the bench.[/p][/quote]Are you picking the team? "hope he is ok for Saturday and Gaston is ok for the bench." Funny, I thought MP did that... St. Case

5:55am Tue 7 Jan 14

Smith187 says...

boilerman wrote:
Take care with Rickie as for Gaston the sooner he is shown the door the better, his performances are poor he loses the ball too much and his work rate is poor. Sorry to upset any Gaston lovers out there but lets be honest he is not up to it. I know he is young but he should still be able to put the effort in. You would think he would be trying a bit harder to impress with the world cup coming up, but again he is a young player on too much money who is happy with his lot and feels he doesn't have to work, If these players were on performance related contracts they might try harder.
Terrible post boiler man bet you would like a team full of Jon Walters instead you boring sod!
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: Take care with Rickie as for Gaston the sooner he is shown the door the better, his performances are poor he loses the ball too much and his work rate is poor. Sorry to upset any Gaston lovers out there but lets be honest he is not up to it. I know he is young but he should still be able to put the effort in. You would think he would be trying a bit harder to impress with the world cup coming up, but again he is a young player on too much money who is happy with his lot and feels he doesn't have to work, If these players were on performance related contracts they might try harder.[/p][/quote]Terrible post boiler man bet you would like a team full of Jon Walters instead you boring sod! Smith187

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