Adkins handed full-back boost
Southampton will be boosted by the return of Nathaniel Clyne for Saturday's trip to face West Ham at Upton Park.
The 21-year-old summer signing from Crystal Palace suffered a dead leg in the recent 3-1 defeat at Everton and missed the 2-2 draw with Fulham at St Mary's just before the two-week international break.
Clyne has had a welcome break from action and is fit for this weekend's game against the Hammers in a battle between two clubs who won promotion from the Championship last season.
The news is a boost for Saints boss Nigel Adkins as his side have already shipped 20 goals in seven Premier League matches to date so Clyne will return to try and keep quiet West Ham's £10million wing man Matt Jarvis.
Danny Fox is set to return to the left-back spot, while Japan international Maya Yoshida, who played most of the game against Fulham in the right-back role after Frazer Richardson was forced off with a thigh problem, will move back into central defence alongside Jose Fonte and Jos Hooiveld drops to the bench.
Richardson, Danny Butterfield, Jack Cork and Tadaneri Lee remain sidelined through injury while 21-year-old record signing Gaston Ramirez faces another four weeks out after problems related to a dead leg picked up before the international break.