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Koeman: Rodriguez could feature for under-21s next week

Jay Rodriguez

Jay Rodriguez in training for Southampton earlier this week

Image by: Matt Watson/Southampton FC


21:30 3rd March 2016

Jay Rodriguez could make his return with Southampton Under-21s next Monday, but Ronald Koeman says a decision will not be taken until after training on Friday.

Rodriguez has not featured since the 2-2 home draw with Leicester City in mid-October, after undergoing foot surgery.

However, he has been back in training recently and could feature when Technical Director Martin Hunter takes his under-21 side to the Foxes next week.

"Jay is more close,” Koeman told when asked about the status of Rodriguez and fellow long-term absentee Florin Gardos, who is working his way back from a knee injury.

“He did not do the session this morning. He was a little bit tired. Normally he will do the session tomorrow and then we will decide if he can be part of the under-21 game against Leicester next Monday.

“Florin is different – a different injury. He needs more time out, he needs more time to do training sessions.”

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