Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has actually said Mohammed Salisu will make his debut for the club in their next month’s FA Cup game versus Shrewsbury Town.

The 21-year-old is yet to make his debut for the Premier League club following his relocation from Genuine Valladolid this summer.

Salisu has been a regular in full-contact first-team training sessions and has been called on the bench during the club’s last 5 Premier League video games.

And with Jannik Vestergaard now set for a spell on the sidelines with a troublesome knee injury, many anticipated Salisu to make the step up against Fulham on Boxing Day having been signed as the best man to fill that left-centre-back area.

But it was Jack Stephens who was provided the nod at Craven Cottage and now looks set to keep his location for upcoming games against West Ham United and Liverpool.

” For me, it was important [versus Fulham] that I brought in a gamer who understood instantly what he was doing,” stated Hasenhuttl.

” When you have three changes in the group you need to have as much automatism as possible.

” I make sure Salisu might likewise play well, however it is important not to have a lot of changes and to keep our shape so that the players know exactly what they’re doing and I believe we made the best decision.

” It was essential too that Jack revealed that he could play on the left because I did not want to move Jan back to the left side.

” It was a little bit brand-new for him however he is experienced as had the quality to manage this. He did a good job,” he said.

Salisu, on the other hand, enjoyed on from the bench yet again but his opportunity will soon come, Hasenhuttl exposed, with the manager admitting that January’s visit of League One club Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup could be the ideal minute for the defender to introduce himself to Southampton fans.

” Salisu is the future of this club. It will take time. We understand for how long it considers some gamers to enter the team,” he added as he talked to HampshireLive.

” He has so much capacity and [at Fulham] it was more vital for me, as I stated, not to unsettle the team. It would have been challenging, I believe.

” I am all set delighted that Sali is here and he reveals to me in every session that he can help up.”