Sat. Feb 4th, 2023

Nathan Jones expects the returning Jan Bednarek to carry “expertise” to the Southampton backline.

The Saints recalled their 26-year-old Poland centre-back from his season-long mortgage at Aston Villa on Monday. He will probably be in competition so as to add to his 153 membership appearances within the Carabao Cup semi-final with Newcastle on Tuesday.

“We felt we would have liked a bit extra expertise in defence,” mentioned Jones. “Somebody who’s a pacesetter and has a voice.

“We may have signed somebody new however Jan is somebody who is aware of the constructing and has performed in an aggressive staff right here earlier than. It was the logical resolution.”

On the similar time, Jones insisted the transfer was not a slight on Mohammed Salisu, Duje Caleta-Automotive and Lyanco, who’ve featured throughout an upturn in latest performances.

“With the best respect, we’ve received some centre-halves for whom that is their first Premier League season,” Jones mentioned. “It is a robust league and we would have liked a bit extra aggression and expertise.”

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