KYLE Walker-Peters is set to stay at Saints until the end of the season, whenever that may be.

The defender arrived at St Mary’s on loan in January to fill the void vacated by Cedric’s unexpected departure.

However, the season was brought to a premature halt in March because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

There’s hope that the campaign will start again next month after players returned to training at the start of last week.

For Walker-Peters to remain at Saints on loan, the club would have had to come to an agreement with Tottenham.

And the Daily Echo is led to believe this has been the case and that the defender will stay at St Mary’s until the season finishes.

The 23-year-old wasn’t 100 per cent fit when he joined Saints and had to wait until February 15 to make his debut against Burnley.

He lasted 73 minutes before being replaced by Michael Obafemi and hasn’t featured for the club since.

Saints’ next matches against Aston Villa and West Ham saw Ralph Hasenhuttl deploy midfielder James Ward-Prowse at right back.

A return to fitness from Yan Valery in March then boosted manager Hasenhuttl’s defensive option, with the Frenchman being picked for the club’s home tie with Newcastle on March 7.

Hasenhuttl’s squad were due to travel to Norwich the following week but that game got called off and they haven’t played since due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Walker-Peters joined Saints until the end of the season after struggling to force his way into Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham side.

Before arriving on the south coast, the 23-year-old, who is best friends with Dele Alli, had featured five times for Spurs since the start of the campaign in August.

He’ll be desperate to add to his single Saints appearance should football resume next months.

Project Restart was yesterday given a boost as Premier League club voted in favour of allowing contact training to resume.

This comes a week after Saints’ players returned to Staplewood to train in small groups of five.