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James misses out

Lloyd James picked up his tenth yellow card of the season in the stalemate with QPR on Saturday, and he will now miss Southampton's next two games.

James, 21, has played 35 league games for the Saints this season, and although naturally a central midfielder, he has adapted very well to the unfamiliar role of right-back.

Southampton are likely to struggle without James, as he looks set to miss two crucial games for the south coast club, with the first away to Blackpool and the second a home tie with Charlton Athletic.

With no other recognised right-back in the squad, James' suspension is likely to give Head Coach Mark Wotte a bit of a selection headache.

Although the Dutch boss has defensive cover in the form of Zoltan Liptak, Olly Lancashire and Lee Molyneux, none of these players are used to playing in the right-back position.

It has been rumoured that Jake Thomson, who has recently returned from a loan spell at League Two side Bournemouth, is likely to deputise in James' absence, with the youngster having featured at right-back for Saints' Reserves in the past.




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Writer: Abe Hawken Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 16 2009

Time: 6:49PM

Your Comments

Such a shame, James was just starting to settle into his role at right back. I think we'll struggle to cope without James at right back, but we'' see...
abesaint
Such a shame, James was just starting to settle into his role at right back. I think we'll struggle to cope without James at right back, but we'' see...
abesaint
10 bookings????? thats just stupid and he should get a club fine for that aswell.
bluemooner_mcfc
10 bookings????? thats just stupid and he should get a club fine for that aswell.
bluemooner_mcfc
10 bookings is quite alot in truth, but I put it down to inexperience. It's his first season in the first-team and a number of the tackles he's made have been late and mis-timed. As the season has worn on, his disciplinary record has improved somewhat, and I can only hope he has learnt his lesson after picking up a lot of bookings this season! With no other recognised right-backs in the side, we might struggle to deal with this suspension . . .
Bailey11
10 bookings is quite alot in truth, but I put it down to inexperience. It's his first season in the first-team and a number of the tackles he's made have been late and mis-timed. As the season has worn on, his disciplinary record has improved somewhat, and I can only hope he has learnt his lesson after picking up a lot of bookings this season! With no other recognised right-backs in the side, we might struggle to deal with this suspension . . .
Bailey11
 

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