Saints have six players in action for their countries tomorrow before they will return to prepare for the game against Bournemouth this Saturday.

Defender Maya Yoshida failed to get off the bench in Japan’s match against Panama, but he could feature in their Kirin Challenge Cup tie against Uruguay.

Mario Lemina is also back in African Cup of Nations action for Gabon as his side face the same South Sudan team they beat 3-0 last Friday.

Shane Long is currently with the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of their UEFA Nations League tie but will have his fitness assessed by manager Martin O’Neill.

Both Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Jannik Vestergaard are in the Denmark camp as they prepare to take on Austria.

And Mohamed Elyounoussi will be looking to start again for Norway against Bulgaria after last Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Slovenia.