Saints are anxiously waiting to assess star keeper Artur Boruc after the Polish stopper missed tonight's game against England with a hamstring strain.

Boruc sustained the injury during Poland’s defeat against Ukraine on Friday.

According to Polish media at Wembley the injury is a strain rather than any significant damage, but he must now be rated as a doubt to line up for Saints against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The good news for Saints is that Boruc’s problem was recognised by his country who decided against playing him and risking the injury becoming a full tear that could have sidelined him for weeks, instead leaving him on the bench and starting Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny/ Saints will though have to make a similar call themselves.

Boruc has been in sparkling form this season as Saints have amassed a hugely impressive defensive record of conceding just two goals in their first seven Premier League games.

With a trip to Old Trafford on the cards Mauricio Pochettino would no doubt hope to have his number one available.

However, he and his staff must also assess the potential damage a worsening of the injury could entail.

Kelvin Davis will be on stand-by to deputise and make his first Premier League appearance of the season should Boruc fail to make it.