Modibo Diakite

Modibo set for start

by Kate Smith

Team news from St Mary's.

Paolo Di Canio has made two changes to his side ahead of the game with Southampton.

Craig Gardner returns the starting line-up after serving the last game of his suspension last weekend, while Modibo Diakite will make his first start for the club after signing in the summer.

Cabral and Valentin Roberge are the players who are replaced, with both named on the subs’ bench for today’s game.

SAFC: Westwood, Celustka, O’Shea (c), Diakite, Colback, Johnson, Larsson, Gardner, Giaccherini, Sessegnon, Altidore

Subs: Mannone, Cabral, Wickham,  Vaughan, Ji, Moberg Karlsson, Roberge

Southampton:  Boruc, Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, Lallana (c), Rodriguez, Lambert

Subs: K. Davis, Clyne, S. Davis, Ramírez, Cork, Osvaldo, Hooiveld