Saints defender Jannik Vestergaard has revealed his frustrations over a lack of game time.

The Danish international signed in the summer and went straight into the team for the opening Premier League fixtures.

But Vestergaard hasn’t started since the 2-0 defeat to Wolves at the end of September which he finds difficult to come to terms with.

He said: “It’s disappointing and frustrating that I’ve been out for a few weeks now.

“At first, I saw it as a bit of a defeat, but I quickly realised that it was something that almost everyone in the club has been through.

“But it’s hard to get used to, and that’s something I’ve not really tried before in my career. At least not in this way.

“It’s a new situation, but at the same time I’m just at a club where there’s lots of competition.”

Vestergaard’s chances of featuring this weekend took a boost when Mark Hughes said fellow defender Wesley Hoedt was an injury concern heading into the Watford match.

Hoedt has struck up a partnership with Jack Stephens and the pair have kept two clean sheets in their last three games.

And Vestergaard realises tomorrow could provide him the opportunity to return to the starting line-up.

“When the situation is as it is, it’s obviously bad that I have not played,” he added.

“But at the same time, I feel really good, and I think there are good chances for me this weekend.”