SAINTS could be without Nathan Redmond until April.

Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed the bad news after his side's 2-1 defeat at home to Burnley.

He admitted that the losses of Redmond, who suffered a muscular injury while training on Thursday, and then Sofiane Boufal, who limped off with an ankle injury, were a big blow to his side during their fourth defeat in six games

Asked about Redmond’s injury, Hasenhuttl said: “It’s not 100 per cent clear because it can only be clearly diagnosed when the blood is gone.

“But a minimum of one month maybe two. Sofiane’s ankle is hopefully not that bad.

“We tried to stick to the game plan against Burnley and had a few good chances in the first half, but after Sofiane’s injury and with Reddy also out it did not helping our automatism.”

Hasenhuttl has challenged Stuart Armstrong and Moussa Djenepo in the absence of his two other ‘number tens’.

“I have two tens left and they must show up because everyone is always demanding to play and we need to get back to the way we played before.”

Saints trailed to a bizarre opening goal after Danny Ings left the ball at the near post.

“It was easy to clear but Ingsy let it past thinking it goes out, but it stays in,” lamented Hasenhuttl, who refused to blame the horrendous conditions or VAR for not awarding his side a late penalty when the ball struck the arm of Burnley captain Ben Mee.

“I’m not a manager who discusses conditions,” he said.

“From my point of view it’s pointless to discuss VAR so I do not discuss it anymore.

"I don’t want to discuss it. It was not clear whether it’s a handball or not.

“I have to accept it and concentrate on my team. This is what I do."