YAN Valery is the only doubt ahead of Saints’ match with Leicester this weekend.

The defender has been absent with a viral infection in recent weeks and still hasn’t started training with the team.

This indicates that Sofiane Boufal has made a full recovery from the toe injury that has been hampering him since December.

Ralph Hasenhuttl said: “The team news so far is very good.

“We have nearly everybody on the pitch apart from Yan Valery.

“He is still separate from the team. He has done a few jogs and runs.

“The rest are with the team.”

Due to Valery’s viral infection, and also having a lack of alternatives, Hasenhuttl has highlighted the full-back position as the one that needs strengthening this month.

Both Cedric and Ryan Bertrand are without competition, although Jake Vokins put in an excellent performance against Huddersfield last weekend.

Despite his starring role, Hasenhuttl feels as though the youngster still has a lot of developing to do before he is ready for the Premier League.

“We are in the market and we are looking for full-backs because we know that we don’t have that many options at the moment,” continued Hasenhuttl.

“I was happy that Jake Vokins played there in the FA Cup but he still a young player who has to learn a lot.

“We have Ryan, but we don’t really have an alternative for him.

“This is the position that we are also missing Yan Valery on the right side, so we don’t have many alternatives.

“This will definitely be a position that we do something in.”

There have been reports linking Saints with a move for Tottenham’s Kyle Walker-Peters, who is failing to get any game time for the White Hart Lane outfit.

However, Hasenhuttl refused to be drawn on any names but made moves to reassure supporters that they are working on targets behind the scenes.

He added: “We have a few guys that are available which can be a loan option until the summer.

“I don’t want to comment on any names, but you can be sure we have a whole list of what can be interesting for us.”