Che Adams is hoping to make his Saints debut as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men ramp up their preparations for the new season with their first friendly of the summer.

Saints have been intensively training in Austria over the past week and round off their trip tomorrow with a game against SCR Altach.

The Austrian Bundesliga side, who hosted West Ham on Thursday night, should provide some competitive opposition for Saints given how early they are in their pre-season schedule.

Hasenhuttl is expected to use the game as a chance to give most of his squad a run-out with nobody likely to play more than 45 minutes. The Saints boss has taken a 26-man squad to Austria with him.

Included in that is £15m summer signing Adams, who Saints landed from Birmingham.

The striker is expected to pull on a Saints shirt for the first time in the game in Austria and will be aiming to show what he can do.

Though Hasenhuttl is a big admirer of Adams, he also has plenty of competition for places up front with Danny Ings, Michael Obafemi and Shane Long also vying for a spot in the team.

There could also be match time for defensive pair Wesley Hoedt and Cedric Soares.

The Dutch centre half and Portuguese right back were farmed out on loan for the second half of last season but have returned to the squad for the trip to Austria.

Hasenhuttl is giving them the chance to try and force their way back into the first team picture ahead of the Premier League season but remains open minded over their futures.

After tomorrow’s game the squad will return to Staplewood to continue their work before a handful of first teamers join Hasenhuttl and a squad of youngsters in heading off for a whistle-stop trip to play a match in China in front of Saints owner Gao Jisheng while the remainder of the players head to Dublin for a training camp.

Where will they be playing?

Saints will be visiting Altach’s Cashpoint Arena for their first game of pre-season.

The stadium has room for just 8,500 fans inside and is sponsored by Cashpoint who are an Austrian betting company.

Fellow Premier League side West Ham visited Altach on Thursday for their first game of pre-season which ended in a 3-2 win for the Hammers.

Key player: Manfred Fischer

Manfred Fischer ended last season as the club’s top scorer.

The Austrian netted an impressive seven goals in just 24 games from midfield, despite his side finishing in the bottom half of the table.

Fischer, 23, joined the team last summer on a free transfer from Hartberg.

Manager: Alex Pastoor

Altach manager Alex Pastoor took charge of the Austrian Bundesliga club this summer.

It’s the first time the former Heerenveen midfielder has been appointed in the lead role on a full-time basis, having been a part of the backroom staff at previous clubs.

His path to Altach included a spell as Marco van Basten’s assistant with Dutch side AZ Alkmaar.

However, his relationship with the Eredivisie outfit soured after he failed to sign a new contract when Van Basten had to take medical leave, which led to Pastoor taking temporary charge.