Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that James Ward-Prowse is back in training.
The 20-year-old midfielder had been out since September with a fractured foot, but the youngster is now available for competition action.
Koeman has suggested that he is not going to throw Ward-Prowse right back into the action, although the England Under-21 international will be part of the squad for upcoming matches against Burnley (Premier League) and Sheffield United (League Cup quarter-finals).
Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 11, 2014
Southampton boss Koeman has revealed that he plans to sign two players in the January transfer window.
Koeman on the transfer window: "We have to make decisions about that, but I think we need one or two players." #saintsfc— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 11, 2014
Southampton are currently fifth in the Premier League table with 26 points from 15 matches, just a point behind fourth-placed West Ham United.