SAINTS loanee Wesley Hoedt says Ralph Hasenhuttl made it clear that he wasn't going to be a part of his plans.

Hoedt sealed a season-long loan move to Antwerp on the final day of the European transfer window.

The Belgian side also have the option to sign him permanently next summer.

Hoedt said: "I was in Southampton’s starting eleven last season and played the first 13 games.

"Then came another manager who made it clear that I no longer appeared in his plans."

Hasenhuttl initially sent Hoedt out on loan back in January to Celta Vigo.

And on his debut for the La Liga outfit, the defender got himself sent off.

It didn't get much better for Hoedt during his time in Spain, with the Dutchman going on to make just nine more appearances.

Following the conclusion of his La Liga stay, he returned to Saints for pre-season.

This saw him embark on the club's pre-season trip to Austria, as well as playing in the friendlies against Preston North End and Feyenoord.

However, once the season started, Hoedt found himself excluded from Hasenhuttl's matchday squads, following the arrival of Kevin Danso.

The former Lazio defender added: "Antwerp came to me.

"I didn’t play for a while and that was one of the main reasons for me to sign here. I must go to play. 

"This is an ambitious club and that fits me well. I want to show what I can do again."