Saints have taken Chelsea midfielder Jacob Mellis on loan until January.

The 18-year-old, who scored for the Blues’ reserve side against QPR last week, is one of a glut of promising youngsters coming through the ranks at Stamford Bridge who finds his first team chances currently blocked by the superstar squad Carlo Ancelotti has available to pick from.

Mellis will stay at Saints until January 2.

Meanwhile, Saints keeper Tommy Forecast has joined Grimsby on a one month loan.