RALPH Hasenhuttl has sent his best wishes to departing Saints goalkeeper Harry Lewis, insisting his Bradford City move is “a good choice”.

The 24-year-old shot-stopper arrived at St Mary’s from Shrewsbury in 2015, but the ex-England youth international made just three appearances for the first-team.

His contract had been due to expire this summer and Lewis has acted promptly to find a new permanent home, linking up with former boss Mark Hughes.

And on his League Two move, Hasenhuttl said: “He is a super character, a hard worker and he has not had much chance to play on the highest level.

“But for him this is a good choice, a good chance to get more game time and this is what he needs now at this stage of his career and I wish him all the best.”

Saints are still left with a goalkeeping situation of their own to resolve, as both 34-year-old Fraser Forster and 40-year-old Willy Caballero approach the final few weeks of their contracts.

Alex McCarthy, 32, looks set to stay. Saints have since been linked to a number of goalkeepers, including Bart Dragowski and Gavin Bazunu.

"We know about our situation with the goalkeeper and there are some questions to answer,” Hasenhuttl added.

“And we will take the time in the summer to find the clear and right solution. There are discussions going on for what we do and how we do it, and I am sure we will soon find the answer for what we want to do for next season.”

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