Huddersfield Town will be without key defender Erik Durm when they travel down to St. Mary’s to face Southampton on the final day of the 2018-19 Premier League season, state the Southern Daily Echo.

After being forced off at half-time in last week’s hard-fought draw against Manchester United at the John Smith’s Stadium, Durm hasn’t trained since and won’t be a part of what is expected to be a rotated Terriers side.

The German right-back’s defensive partners Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen and Chris Lowe are being assessed but are doubts, while manager Jan Siewart has confirmed inexperienced goalkeeper Joel Coleman will start.

Sunday’s match presents Southampton with a fantastic chance to breach the 40-point mark for the season and end what has been another, for the most parts, miserable campaign on a bright note.

The Saints have defensive absentees of their own, with central duo Jan Vestergaard and Maya Yoshida expected to miss out with a groin problem and virus respectively.

Ralph Hasenhuttl will be confident his options can secure three points before a big summer ahead though.


Southampton's latest home wins against Huddersfield