RALPH Hasenhuttl’s delighted to have Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg back in contention to play.

The former skipper missed the wins against Watford and Man City after picking up a knock against Arsenal.

Hasenhuttl turned to Spaniard Oriol Romeu to fill the void in Saints’ midfield, with the ex-Chelsea player excelling.

Asked what Hojbjerg needs to do to feature in the club’s starting XI, the Austrian said: “We have done a good job with Oriol and Prowsey in this role.

“But as I mentioned before, the fixtures are quite tough, and we do not have a lot of time to rest.

“I know that Oriol and Prowsey are both fit, and they can play three games in a week, but it is good to have Pierre back and another alternative, maybe he could play another position.

“It will be important for him to be fit again and to help us, wherever I decide, but I am happy to have him back.”