RALPH Hasenhuttl will be without both Danny Ings and Ryan Bertrand for tomorrow's visit of Leicester City.

The pair are currently nursing injuries.

Ings was forced off during the second half of last week's defeat at Tottenham, while Bertrand sat out the contest in north London altogether.

Asked for an injury update on his squad, Hasenhuttl said: "We have with Ingsy, Bertrand and (Oriol) Romeu, and the long-term injury with Will Smallbone, we have four injuries at the moment.

"Ori is back on the pitch, but not with the team.

"Ryan didn’t train, Ingsy is not training on the pitch.

"Michael Obafemi is back in the squad training. The first week looked good, so far without problems, this is good news I think."

Quizzed on how serious Ings's latest setback could be, Hasenhuttl added: "It is not that worse than it looked at first, but it’s still that serious that he misses now a few games.

"I don’t know if he comes back for the last games.

"We know that we have with the Liverpool game (on May 8) then five games in two weeks, so we need every player there."

Bertrand, who was sent off in the infamous 9-0 defeat the last time Leicester visited St Mary's, is out of contract with Saints in the summer.

Ings has also been linked with a move away as his deal approaches its final year.

But Hasenhuttl insists that has nothing to do with the pair's absence.

"If you have seen the last game, Ingsy against Tottenham, it was sure not after 60 minutes we had problems with his contract that I had to take him off," said the boss.

"It was definitely an injury.

"With Ryan Bertrand, it’s the same problem. He cannot train since two weeks (ago) because he has a calf problem. That’s it. What can I tell you?"