Southampton will still be without Moussa Djenepo and Cédric for this weekend’s Premier League trip to Wolves, manager Ralph Hasenhüttl has confirmed.
However, Saints’ internationals have returned to Staplewood from representing their respective countries without injury.
Djenepo, who has missed the last four matches, remains unavailable as he continues to recover from a reoccurring tendon problem.
Commenting on the Malian’s progress, the manager said: “Moussa has made developments and his recovery is okay, but he’s still not 100%.
“He’s on the pitch and can do a lot of things, but not everything. We are trying to rise the intensity of the sessions, but it will take time.
“Today (Friday) he has a scan again and then we will know a little bit more.
At the moment I’m thinking about the week of the Manchester City games that he’s back – that is the hope that I have.
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On Cédric, he added: “He maybe a little bit quicker, but his calf injury takes time to heal and at the moment it’s not as quick as we thought.
“Also for him, it’s not most important that he’s back as quick as possible but the most important thing is for it not to happen again.”
Following the international break, six Saints have resumed training with Hasenhüttl’s squad after reporting uninjured.
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Maya Yoshida, Jan Bednarek, Kevin Danso, Stuart Armstrong and Michael Obafemi all featured for their respective countries but will now prepare for Saturday’s trip to Molineux.
“They’re all back fit. Not everybody played every 90 minutes, but it’s good that they’re back fit with no injuries,” Hasenhüttl confirmed.