Saints could welcome back Tadanari Lee for this weekend's game against Tottenham after his elbow injury.

However, Nigel Adkins will still be without record signing Gaston Ramirez as he continues his recovery from a thigh injury.

Defender Frazer Richardson (groin) and midfielder Jack Cork (knee) are both out but young defender Luke Shaw has overcome his illness and may make his Barclays Premier League debut.

Provisional squad: K Davis, Gazzaniga, Boruc, Butterfield, Stephens, Clyne, Fox, Shaw, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Fonte, Seaborne, Ward-Prowse, Do Prado, Chaplow, De Ridder, Lallana, Schneiderlin, Lee, Puncheon, S Davis, Lambert, Rodriguez, Mayuka.