Southampton striker Adams picks up injury on international duty

Southampton striker Che Adams has picked up an unspecified muscle injury on international duty and will miss Scotland’s World Cup Qualifier against the Faroe Islands on Tuesday.

Adams was on the pitch for 68 minutes of the dramatic 3-2 win over Israel on Saturday but was replaced by Bournemouth’s Ryan Christie after it was deemed he could play no further part.

Southampton will be hoping their man recovers enough to play some part in their Premier League clash with Leeds United this coming weekend but he will surely be labelled as a doubt at the time of writing.

Adams has become a key creator in attack for both club and country and his absence will be felt by both teams if he is to be ruled out of action for a short spell.

Southampton may have to plan for Leeds without Adams

Che Adams is one of several options that Ralph Hasenhuttl has used in a striker role since the start of last season and the Saints boss still seems to be trying to find the right pairing in this campaign.

Adams proved his worth in 2020/21 but had Danny Ings alongside him for much of the time. Adam Armstrong was signed to fill Ings’ void but still looks to be getting up to speed in the Premier League.

Perhaps one player who is leading in the form charts right now is Armando Broja.

The Chelsea loanee is with Southampton for the season and will be arriving back in England ahead of Saturday after scoring another superb goal with Albania, who he is proving to be a key attacking presence for in recent qualifying games.

He now has three goals and two assists in his last three international appearances and has impressed in his short cameos for Saints too as he takes the first important steps in a very promising early career.