CONFIRMED: Southampton v Aston Villa line-ups - Lambert returns

To be played on Wednesday 4th December 2013 at 19:45. Venue: St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

Southampton welcome Aston Villa to St Marys this evening, but do so in not the greatest of shape. The Saints have lost their last two games, albeit against Arsenal and Chelsea, but also have a plethora of injury problems ahead of the game.

Their main concern is in the goalkeeping department. Artur Boruc dislocated his wrist on Sunday while Kelvin Davis is also absent. Young Argentine Paolo Gazzaniga will deputise. 

They are also without Morgan Schneiderlin, who has a groin problem, as well as Guly Do Prado, Danny Fox and Gaston Ramirez.

Villa on the other hand are beginning to welcome players back into the action, although Andreas Weimann could miss out again after picking up a hamstring strain.

Enough conjecture anyway. Who starts tonight's fixture...

Here are the line-ups...

Southampton XI: Gazzaniga, Clyne, Yoshida, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, S. Davis, Ward-Prowse, Lallana (c), Rodriguez, Lambert.

Subs: Cropper (GK), Fonte, Osvaldo, Cork, Chambers, Hooiveld, Gallagher.

Aston Villa XI: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, Luna, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Delph, Agbonlahor, Kozak

Subs: Steer, Lowton, Albrighton, Sylla, Tonev, Benteke, Weimann.

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