KYLE Walker-Peters will miss this weekend's game against Aston Villa with a calf injury.

The right-back, who joined on loan from Tottenham last month, made his debut in the defeat to Burnley last Saturday but hasn't trained with the Saints squad this week.

It means that Yan Valery will be back in contention to return to the starting XI for the first time since the end of November.

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl said: “I think everybody could see that on the ball he has quality.

“Against the ball, there is still a lot to be done. But the problem is that he is also injured and cannot play at the weekend. He’s definitely out.

“This doesn’t make it any easier, but Yan Valery is training well.

“Kyle showed he can be a good option for us with the ball but against the ball, we must learn with him.

“When he’s back we will do this.”

Expanding on when the loan player will return to training, Hasenhuttl added: “It’s not that bad but he couldn’t train this week, hopefully, he is back next week.”

Saints' manager also revealed that he'll be without attacking duo Nathan Redmond and Sofiane Boufal.

Redmond, who was showing signs of getting back to his best, picked up the injury the day before the game against Burnley.

Boufal started in place of the former Norwich man but had to limp off down the tunnel in the first half.

“So far, as I’ve said, Reddy is out but we still don’t know for how long. It will be a minimum of one month," explained Hasenhuttl.

"It’s the worst injury.

“Then we have Sofiane who hasn’t trained this week but is a little bit ahead of the schedule but would be tough for the weekend.

“He has problems with his heel and foot. I think it’s possible for him to start [training] next week.”