SAINTS players out on loan will remain with their current clubs.

Guido Carrillo, Mario Lemina, Wesley Hoedt, Callum Slattery and Josh Sims are currently with teams outside of the UK.

The Daily Echo is led to believe that Saints are in regular dialogue with their loanees but that the plan is for them to stay abroad.

Professional football around the globe has been brought to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This has left a number of players out on loan in limbo as there has yet to be clarification on what will happen once their temporary deal expires at the end of the season.

But, for the time being, the Saints contingent won’t be returning to the south coast.

There wouldn’t be much point for them to fly back, though, as Staplewood is closed due to it being a non-essential workplace under the recent guidelines laid out by the UK Government.

All of Saints’ players are currently undertaking a daily training schedule which is being monitored by the club.

It would be expected that Lemina, for example, will be doing something similar with Turkish side Galatasaray.

Sims is currently in America with the New York Red Bulls.

The MLS announced on Wednesday that all training grounds will remain closed until the beginning of next month.

Sims managed to make two substitute appearances for the New York Red Bulls before their season was also postponed.

Slattery, though, is yet to feature for Dutch outfit De Graafschap since he joined them on the final day of the January transfer window.

The 21-year-old managed to make four first-team appearances under Ralph Hasenhuttl’s management at the start of 2019.

However, he then found himself playing for the Under-23s at the start of this season, where he scored three goals.