Predicted Southampton XI to play West Bromwich Albion

Match to be played on Saturday 11th January 2014 at 15:00. Venue: St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

Ninth placed Southampton face manager-less West Bromwich Albion this Saturday, seeking just their second win in ten games.

Southampton's bright start to the season has been blighted by injuries to numerous key players, with Artur Boruc, Nathaniel Clyne, Jose Fonte, Dejan Lovren, Luke Shaw, Victor Wanyama, Morgan Schneiderlin, Dani Osvaldo and Rickie Lambert all picking up injuries in recent weeks.

In terms of team news, Mauricio Pochettino provided a latest update on the availability of the Saints squad.

Victor Wanyama remains sidelined with a long-term injury, after suffering a hairline fracture of his leg in December's 3-2 loss to Aston Villa.

Meanwhile, in welcoming news for fans of the Saints, Artur Boruc has returned to full training and has re-entered contention for their match-day squad.

Gastón Ramírez picked up a knock in the 4-3 Capital One Cup win over Burnley last Saturday, and faces a fitness test ahead of Saturday's game.

Southampton's talismanic front-man Rickie Lambert went off injured with a dead leg and concerns about a hip injury in the same game, but is expected to be fit enough to have some involvement on Saturday.

Versatile Brazilian forward Guly Do Prado continues to remain out of contention, following knee surgery at the back end of 2013. There is no expected return date for Do Prado at current.

With all that considered, here is the predicted line-up for the game against West Bromwich Albion this weekend.

PREDICTED XI: K. Davis; Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw; Cork, Schneiderlin; S. Davis, Lallana, Rodriguez; Lambert.

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