CHARLIE Austin and Mario Lemina are no longer on the first team's schedule.

The duo, who have both been told they can leave this summer, were also left out of the club’s pre-season trip to Austria.

And their exclusion has continued since the side’s return to Staplewood, with the Daily Echo also understanding they will be left behind for the next week’s stint in Dublin.

Due to manager Ralph Hasenhuttl wanting to work with a small group, there is currently no place in the club’s dressing room for the pair.

The squad has been boosted by the arrival of Che Adams, with defensive duo Cedric Soares and Wesley Hoedt also coming back from their loan spells.

This, coupled with the fact Lemina and Austin are on a different schedule, has meant that they’ve had to make way for others inside the changing room.

Instead of being involved with the first team, they are taking part in their own fitness schedule at the club’s training ground to get them ready for the upcoming season.

It was reported over the weekend that Austin declined a move to Championship outfit West Brom to stay on the south coast.

With the arrival of Adams from Birmingham, it has pushed the 30-year-old further down the pecking order.

A report in The Sun on Wednesday claimed that the former QPR man ranted at the Saints boss in spectacular fashion.

According to the outlet, Austin labelled Hasenhuttl “disrespectful”, with one player quoted as saying: “We had never seen anything like it.”

And with the Austrian trying to create an excellent environment for team spirit throughout pre-season, this is the last thing he’ll need.

Austin and Lemina have both taken to Twitter to poke fun at the situation they find themselves in.

The striker uploaded a picture of someone being frozen out, before later deactivating his social media account.

Lemina, on the other hand, issued a come-and-get-me plea to potential suitors by uploading his highlights reel.

The Gabon international was last week subject to interest from Manchester United, Arsenal and Leicester City.

However, there haven’t been any further developments, with reports in Manchester suggesting the Old Trafford outfit have pulled out of the race to sign him.

In an interview with France Football, Lemina made it clear that he wants to depart St Mary’s this summer.

He said: Lemina said: "I am physically preparing myself at the training centre, with a few other players including Charlie Austin and Jordy Clasie. 

"As early as last year, I had set my conditions: I wanted to go elsewhere this summer.”