SAINTS legend Rickie Lambert is facing an uncertain future at Cardiff City.
Lambert has only featured in three games since the turn of the year, and none at all since February 11.
Today Cardiff boss Neil Warnock revealed Lambert is fully fit but he has not been good enough to warrant a regular place in his squad.
The former England international has struggled with a back problem, and Warnock said: "He is training but at the moment I don't think he's happy with his fitness.
"He's going to be training hard and trying to get back into the squad really.
"He's fully fit so it's not a matter of him not being fit now.
"It's just a case of, is he better than some of the others in the squad now, and I've felt not."
Lambert earned legendary status at St Mary's after plundering 106 league goals in 208 appearances for Saints between August 2009 and May 2014.
But since joining boyhood idols Liverpool for £4m, his career has stagnated.
Now 35, Lambert has only scored seven league goals since leaving Saints - two for Liverpool in 2014/15, one for West Brom in 2015/16 and four for Cardiff this term - in 25 starts plus 36 sub appearances.