STEVE WIGLEY is set to place faith in the Saints establishment for tomorrow's crunch derby clash - with both James Beattie and Jason Dodd ready for a return to first-team action.

Both are the sort of big personalities that Wigley wants for what is the most important game in his time as Saints' head coach.

Dodd has not played in the Premiership since the opening day of the season due to a back injury, while Beattie has been out with a broken toe since the goalless draw with Manchester City on October 2.

But they are desperate to return in the club's hour of need.

Wigley said: "If I pick James it will give the club a lift because James Beattie's goal record is better than nearly any England number nine from the last two or three years.

"James would have liked to play a couple of weeks ago. I'm a great believer that adrenalin can get you through one or two games when you are coming back from injury. I've seen it, I've been part of it."

Dodd came through 70 minutes of a reserve team trip to Norwich on Wednesday and Wigley said: "Just to have him in and among us has been great. My instincts were not to play him in the reserves because of a seven-and-a-half hour round trip to Norwich and back.

"He was desperate to play, he said he would lie on the floor of the bus if that was needed to get there and back and he got through 70 minutes. He has been written off many times, but it would be nice to have him back in among us.

"Saturday's a big game. It's a day for people who want to stand up and be counted and I'm confident that whatever team I pick will be ready."

Also back since the 2-2 draw against West Brom last week are Peter Crouch, Graeme Le Saux and Fabrice Fernandes, al-though Neil McCann and Antti Niemi are now unavailable.

Wigley is confident his players will be ready for the challenge of Pompey and now wants to move on from Tuesday's 5-2 loss.

"It was down to not working hard enough, not respecting Watford enough, not getting the shape right," he said.

"When you fall down in those areas you are vulnerable.

"The game the other night has been well chronicled, it is gone and we've got an opportunity to put that right.

"We will be ready. We've got to make Saturday an enjoyable occasion for the people of Southampton and not our friends down the road."

He added: "The majority of our players have been in and around the situation of a derby, it's only one or two of the foreign players who haven't and we will do everything to make sure they are well prepared.

"But if you can't get yourself up as an individual for the Saints/Portsmouth game then you should be in another job."