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Lallana should be fit for Norwich game
The Saints midfielder left the field looking dazed and confused following a clash of heads with QPR defender Clint Hill last weekend.
Lallana had attempted to play on after the nasty collision but slumped to the turf again shortly afterwards, pictured inset, and was withdrawn for his own safety.
The Saints skipper suffered concussion from the incident but is set to be fully fit and raring to go for the trip to Carrow Road.
That is great news for Saints, who were without Lallana for almost two months after he picked up an injury during the home win over Reading on December 8.
The game against QPR was only his second start since returning from the injury at the end of January.
Pochettino will be delighted to have one of his star performers available for what is shaping up to be a huge game.
After back-to-back defeats to teams in and around them at the bottom of the table, Saints can ill afford to make that an unwanted hat-trick.
Victory against Norwich, who are only five points ahead of them, would put Saints back on their way towards Premier League safety once more.
It will have the added advantage of leaving the Canaries just starting to look over their shoulder too.
Another loss, though, would heap the pressure on ahead of a tough couple of home games against in-form Liverpool and Chelsea.
Norwich certainly realise the importance of this weekend’s fixture after their 4-0 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
“That game was never going to define our season,” said Canaries boss Chris Hughton, whose team have only tasted success once in their last 11 Premier League matches – a 2-1 home win over Everton on February 23.
“Only one team has won at Old Trafford.”
Instead, Hughton, who is hoping to have Norwegian midfielder Alexander Tetty back after injury, is wanting to experience a few more home comforts.
He knows Saints, Swansea, Reading, Aston Villa and West Brom have to visit Carrow Road before the campaign reaches its conclusion.
“Home games are key,” he said. “It is the same for most clubs at our level. The bonuses are what you can get away.
“We will bounce back.
“This result hurts me because it is not a fair reflection of how we played. But we have a very big game at home to Southampton now, so we will dust ourselves down and look forward."
He added: “It's a big month for us, as it is for a load of teams.
“All the games for us are big games and they’re tough games.”
Left back Danny Fox, who was also forced off against QPR, is the other injury doubt for Pochettino ahead of this weekend’s clash.