MANAGER Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed Saints striker Danny Ings was back in individual training and could be available for the club’s trip to Brighton next month.

Ings was forced to undergo minor surgery on a knee injury, sustained in a 4-3 success over Aston Villa before the international break.

But, while he will not be fit for Sunday’s home clash with Manchester United, Hasenhuttl said the Seagulls showdown on Monday December 7, could be “an option” for the England star.

The manager said: “Danny is back in individual training on the pitch, so I think he can be an option for the Brighton game, which is moved to Monday now.

“That can be an option for us but this weekend not.

“As we said, it was only a light injury, but it looks good.”

Hasenhuttl also confirmed he would once again be without Nathan Redmond for the visit of United due to an ongoing hamstring problem.

“Definitely still an issue with his hamstring,” said the Austrian boss, when asked about Redmond.

“Not a big one, but it will take another seven or eight days, then that’s have a look.

“It was not that bad, this injury, but it is still there and we must pay attention.”