SAINTS will continue to monitor Che Adams' fitness ahead of facing West Brom on Sunday, manager Russell Martin has confirmed.

The Scotland international was withdrawn during Southampton's win at Leeds United on Saturday having felt some tightness.

Speaking after that game, Martin explained how he was hopeful Adams' would be passed fit for the playoffs.

Asked on Friday for an update ahead of the first leg, Martin said: "It was more precaution than anything, so we have to manage him through this week a little bit. 

"We'll still manage him through the next couple of days, and then hopefully he'll be ready to impact us on the pitch on Sunday."

Summer signing Ross Stewart made his return from injury at Elland Road, coming on for the final 10 minutes of Southampton's 2-1 win.

The Scot's first season on the South Coast has been plagued by injury, but Martin remains hopeful that Stewart can impact the playoffs.

"It's been great (to have him in training). He looks really good, he's ready to play, make an impact and have more minutes for sure over the next couple of games," the boss continued.

"It's been a really important week for Ross to get on the pitch. He played really well when he came on. He looks in great shape.

"It's just match minutes that he lacks, he's not missing training time because he's been training with us for a while.

"He's constantly prodding, he wants to play, he constantly reminds us of that, he wants to play, and he wants to impact us.

"I'm pretty sure over the next couple of games he'll have a big impact."