RORY DELAP is likely to continue his comeback from injury in tonight's reserve team match at St Mary's against Nottingham Forest.

Steve Wigley's men are currently flying high in the reserve team league, with 16 points from their first seven matches - including winning their last five - to lie joint top of the table with Charlton and Chelsea.

Delap came on as a substitute in last week's UEFA Cup tie with Steaua Bucharest, but was not included in the squad which lost 1-0 to Middlesbrough at the weekend.

The Republic of Ireland international, pictured, is now desperate to stay injury free after a terrible run of luck this year which saw him miss the FA Cup Final.

Summer signing Fitz Hall is also likely to continue his return from a broken toe, while £2.5m man David Prutton, who has struggled so far this season to break into the first-team, could also face his former club.

There will also be some of Saints' most exciting young talent on display, with the likes of young goalscoring sensation Dexter Blackstock, Leandre Griffit and Leon Best expected to start.

Griffit is leading the reserve goal charts this season with four, including strikes on his last two appearances against Arsenal at St Mary's a fortnight ago (2-0) and Fulham away last Monday (3-1).

Blackstock, a transfer window deadline day signing from Oxford United, netted his first reserve goal against Fulham.

Kick-off tonight at St Mary's is 7pm. Admission to the Kingsland Stand is free, but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Saints defender Chris Baird made a winning start to his loan spell at second division Walsall.

Along with fellow debutant Gary O'Neil - on loan from Pompey - Baird helped his new side defeat Preston 2-1 for their first win since the opening day of the season.

Baird can be seen live on Sky tonight when Walsall face Gillingham.