Austin won’t play against Middlesbrough

26-year-old striker received a shoulder injury in yesterday’s match with Hapoel (1:1) in the Europa League and was forced to leave the pitch in the 39th minute of the match.

“I don’t know how long Charlie will be absent, but in this match, he certainly will not play,” commented injured Austin Saints Manager Claude Puel.

“In the coming days all will become clear, but for now we will rely on Shane long, Jay Rodriguez, Dusan Tadic and Sofiane of Buffalo,” added the Frenchman.

This season, Austin played 19 games in all competitions in the composition of the Southampton and scored 9 goals, being the best scorer of the team.