FORMER Saints boss Ronald Koeman has snubbed St Mary's centre-back Wesley Hoedt having excluded him from his first Netherlands squad.

Koeman, who was appointed Holland's manager in early February, has named a 33-man preliminary squad ahead of friendlies against England and Portugal later this month.

While the ex-Everton chief has named Bournemouth's Nathan Ake in the team along with seven uncapped players, Hoedt has been overlooked so far, despite previously being regularly involved in recent squads.

The defender, who turned 24 this week, has six caps, having played four times in Oranje's failed World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign.

Hoedt also played in two friendlies, but it looks like he'll have to be patient for his next chance with the Netherlands.

"We have to be really happy," Hoedt said about Koeman's appointment last month.

"Ronald Koeman is a really experienced and a really good coach, so it’s a new era and we all need to show that we are willing to fight for our country and it’s up to him what the selection will be."

"We have a great squad and a lot of quality players," he added.

"Maybe it’s not as much quality as Holland has been used to in other days but we have really good players and a lot of talent as well.

"Now it’s up to us to step up and lead the team together with the new coach to better days."