Jan Poortvliet has confirmed he is hoping to extend the loan arrangement for England Under-21 defender Jack Cork from Chelsea.
Southampton have agreed to let striker Stern John stay with Championship rivals Bristol City until the end of the season.
Southampton boss Jan Poortvliet says he does not fear for his job and is concentrating on getting three points against Plymouth.
Southampton are reported to be showing an interest in Arturo Lupoli who is currently on loan at Norwich from Fiorentina.
Southampton winger Lee Holmes says the clash against Nottingham Forest will come too soon for him but he hopes to be back soon.
Rudi Skacel says he wants to put the past behind him and concentrate on helping Southampton up the table now he is back fit.
Jan Poortvliet has played down suggestions Saturday's game against Nottingham Forest could make or break Southampton's season.
Saints starlet Morgan Schneiderlin is facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering a recurrence of his hamstring injury.
Southampton midfielder Andrew Surman has dismissed reports linking him with the Premiership and has pledged his future to Saints.
Chelsea defender Jack Cork says he would jump at the chance to extend his loan spell with Southampton and hopes to stay on.
Jan Poortvliet says his new assistant, Dean Gorre, will "undoubtedly strengthen" the Saints' coaching set up.
Jan Poortvliet rued Southampton's poor defending and also blamed a lack of experience for the defeat against Crystal Palace.
Stoke are being linked with a raid on Southampton for midfielder Andrew Surman who is open to a move away from St Mary's.
Southampton chairman Rupert Lowe has admitted players may have to leave in January but only if it is for the good of the club.
Southampton have been boosted by defender Olly Lancashire's successful return to action in the reserves' win against Lewes.
Southampton have been boosted by the news winger Lee Holmes could be back in action within two weeks.
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