RALPH Hasenhuttl doesn't think Nathan Redmond will return until after the international break.

The attacker injured a tendon in his thigh the day before Saints were due to play Burnley at home.

A build-up of blood prevented the medical staff from determining how long he was going to be sidelined for.

But Hasenhuttl has now revealed they have a schedule in place.

He said: “There is still a little bit of blood so that will take time.

“I think about one month, hopefully not longer. It’s maybe after the international break that he can play again.

“That’s the schedule at the moment and hopefully it works.”

Although Redmond will miss the West Ham fixture, Hasenhuttl's squad is set to be boosted by the return of Kyle Walker-Peters.

The January loan signing from Tottenham had an issue with his calf that prevented him from playing in the 2-0 win over Aston Villa.

However, Walker-Peters has trained all week and is available for selection.

Hasenhuttl added: “So far it looks good.

“Kyle Walker-Peters is back in training and he trained well this week. That’s one more option I have.”

Saints winger Moussa Djenepo is also a doubt for the game due to personal reasons after his mother sadly passed away.

“I’m not sure – we must have a look at how he feels and if he wants to go there," explained Hasenhuttl when asked if the 21-year-old would play at the weekend.

“The message in the morning was not the best for us because he lost his mum and our thoughts are with him at the moment.”

Saints lost the reverse fixture to West Ham back in December, with striker Michail Antonio causing all sorts of problems for Hasenhuttl's defence.

However, Saints' boss believes they've shown they will be able to compete.

He added: “We showed that we can handle such clubs and take points against this kind of football.

“I’m not sure that when they play at home they only play for Antonio. They have more to give.

“They are aggressive at home with quick counter-pressing. They are direct but also with good quality on the ball. The wingers are always dangerous.

“It’s a squad that should normally have taken more points, but we know also how quick it goes that you lose a few games and then suddenly you are in the relegation battle."