Ralph Hasenhuttl will consider rotating his team for tomorrow night's trip to Watford.

The Saints boss was forced into a couple of changes for the game at Newcastle, but the manner of the defeat and the short turnaround between that match and tomorrow's at Vicarage Road has left him contemplating where to freshen things up.

He is still likely to be without Jannik Vestergaard, while Saints will wait on Yan Valery to see how he recovers from the illness that saw him forced to drop out of the game against the Magpies.

“It will be difficult I think for Jannik,” admitted Hasenhuttl.

“He had big pains in the training session on Friday and stopped in the training session.

“With Yan he had a high temperature in the night so we drove him home and we will have a look.

“There is not a lot of time between the games so we will have a look.”

There are a few changes that Hasenhuttl could make.

Mario Lemina and Stuart Armstrong came on at half time at St James’ Park and both had a big impact.

Danny Ings struggled a little up front as he searches for fitness after an injury lay-off and Shane Long is an obvious candidate to come in.

Hasenhuttl also has the option of either three centre halves or a back four having again used both in a single match at Newcastle.

“As always I think we know that we are flexible when changing shapes,” he explained.

“We showed at Newcastle again that we can immediately change the shape and get more comfortable.”