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    Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
    saintlysoul wrote:
    Puddletown Saint wrote: Agree as well. However I would go 433 against Utd. Couple of reasons - the first is this high pressing game - Spider Cork and JWP in the middle - Guly Punch and Rickie up top. We then have Jay Gaston Steve and Chappers as back up. And Jos will get mullered by WR and RVP so Forren to start. Boruc Clyne Shaw Yos Fos JWP Cork Spider Guly Punch Rickie Davis Davis Chappers Fox Jay Gaston Jos 1-1
    This is great news about Lalana and I agree this line up. I have a feeling the boys could cause an upset at old Trafford I hope they do!!!!!!!!!
    The only upset will b for the stains when they know theres no new signings 4U
    No, The only upset will be when you realise that:
    a) You can't borrow any more players on Month loans.
    b) you have to ground share with Havant & Waterlooville unless you actually pay Chanrai what you owe him!

    You come on here chatting about how bad saints are, what they will/won't do, who they will/won't sign and how Cortese hasn't paid a couple of little bills - How much did your boys rip people off for over the last few years???

    Pretty sure they tried to scam the tax payers, too! HMRC winding up order ring any bells?"
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Adam Lallana getting close to return from injury for Southampton

ADAM LALLANA

ADAM LALLANA

First published in Saints News
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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

Adam Lallana is winning his fitness battle and could return to the Saints squad this week.

The midfielder damaged medial knee ligaments in the win over Reading on December 8 but is on course for a return just shy of eight weeks later.

Saints were hoping to get Lallana back at the start of next month, but he may be able to return slightly ahead of schedule with the 24-year-old touch and go to make the trip to Old Trafford on Wednesday.

If he isn’t considered ready for that game, Saints are hoping to have their captain available for the trip to Wigan on Saturdau.

It will be a welcome boost for new Saints boss Mauricio Pochetinno who will have to make the decision on whether to chuck Lallana straight in or ease him in gently from the bench.

Though Saints have been enjoying a decent run of late, they have actually only won one of the eight games in which Lallana has missed.

That solitary victory came at Aston Villa. Saints have only lost two in that period – to Sunderland and Chelsea in the FA Cup – with league draws against Fulham, Stoke, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton.

Lallana’s return will also give Pochettino almost a full squad to choose from. Only centre half Jose Fonte remains out with his knee injury with the latest estimate for his return still a few weeks away.

New defender Vegard Forren will also be considered for a debut at Old Trafford. Pochettino could opt to stick with Maya Yoshida and Jos Hooiveld as a centre half pairing after they kept a clean sheet in his first game against Everton.

However, the Norwegian centre half will be considered for the United game.

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