RALPH Hasenhuttl's delighted to have Moussa Djenepo back from his three-game suspension ahead of Sunday's game against Manchester City.

The winger was sent off against Newcastle, Saints' final fixture before the coronavirus lockdown, and was forced to miss their first three matches back.

And Hasenhuttl's ready to name on the bench for City's trip to St Mary's.

"It was a tough time for him, I think, definitely," Hasenhuttl said.

"This three-game ban was hard for him and it's very long ago that he played the last game.

"So I'm happy to have him back on the bench. It can be quite likely that he is subbed at the weekend, so I'm happy that he's back.

"It's for him also very important because when you're that long out of the game it's never nice."