BOSS Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed Oriol Romeu had a chance to feature when Saints host Leeds United in the Premier League tomorrow (6pm).

The Spaniard had been out of action with a fractured ankle, sustained in the reverse fixture between the sides at Elland Road back in February.

But despite previously thinking the midfielder’s season was over, Hasenhuttl revealed the former Barcelona and Chelsea ace had been back in training.

Asked for an update on Romeu, the manager told the Daily Echo: “He trained yesterday (Sunday) the first time with the team and does it today (Monday) again.

“After such a long break, I think there is not a risk with his injury – this is good so far, I think.

“It more depends how fit he is. It’s an opportunity for the bench also. We must have a look, yeah.”

He added: “We must handle it carefully but I'd like to have him in the squad, even on the bench. We must have a look at how his body reacts after training, then we can make a decision.”

The Saints boss also confirmed defender Jan Bednarek was set to return after overcoming a heel injury.

Bednarek missed his first game of the season due to the problem and was sitting in the stands for Saturday’s 3-1 win over Fulham.

"He has no problems anymore with his heel,” said Hasenhuttl. “He will be in the squad, yes."