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Mark Hughes | Midfielder

Team: Southampton

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Mark Hughes admits that he has to "disappoint" big names when he selects a matchday squad.
When the Saints marched to Selhurst Park and won 2-0 in GW4, summer arrival Stuart Armstrong and striker Manolo Gabbiadini travelled but didn't make the cut for the 18 man squad. "There were four or five that didn’t make the first team matchday squad and they haven’t done anything wrong. They have trained conscientiously as they always do, and it’s a shame you have to disappoint," said Hughes. He contends that many of the 25 men at his disposal will all have a part to play as the season unfolds, even if they have not been amongst those used thus far. Just 16 players have appeared in the Welsh manager's starting XIs thus far. All that said and done, it will be hard to accommodate so many players, and many may leave the club in January on loan or permanently. Sep 11 - 11:38 AM