WESLEY Hoedt will make his first Saints appearance since November.

Boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has selected the defender to start this afternoon’s pre-season match against Preston.

Hoedt spent the second half of last season on loan at Spanish side Celta Vigo having been shipped out on loan by the Saints manager.

The Dutchman was in the matchday squad for last week’s friendly against SCR Altach but was one of a small number of players who failed to be given a chance to come on.

Hoedt, who the club are open to selling this summer, cost Saints £15m back in 2017 when they signed him from Italian outfit Lazio.