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Ashton, who has been suspended for four weeks after tugging Alesana Tuilagi’s hair in the clash with Leicester Tigers last month, is set to return against Harlequins on Friday and Mallinder claims he still has a place at Saints despite the speculation.
He said: “Chris Ashton is still part of our squad, we have not washed our hands of him and he has not signed for anybody - as far as I know.
“You just crack on with it, we have a good group of lads here. You just want players who want to play for you, it is as simple as that.
“You can’t have superstars in your team, you just want players who will play for you and that is what we want at Saints.
“We will consider Chris, without a doubt. Will we pick him? Maybe. He’s a quality winger, he still plays for us and we pay his wages.”