Saints v Dons Preview
St Mary's Stadium
Sat 2nd April 2011
Southampton host rivals MK Dons this Saturday hoping that the 10 day break has recharged our squad's batteries and kept them fresh for the battles ahead.
The Dons will be itching to show why they are regarded as one of the best away teams in the league and will undoubtedly make things difficult for us.
Southampton Team News:
Lallana is hoping to be declared fit for this game.
chneiderlin, Connolly and Holmes are all slowly recovering from their injuries as well.
xlade-Chamberlain may be out for a while which is a blow.
obern is out for the third of his three game punishment suspension for his red card.
ur new loan signing Dale Stephens may get a part to play as he tries to show our club his worth.
Player to watch: Rickie Lambert
Rickie has shown some good form of late and will be ready to show once more why other teams fear him.
MK Dons Team News:
Loanie Clayton could make his first start. Marsh-Brown is now fit and could return.
f given FIFA clearance Shaun Williams could also play.
Player to watch: Ray Lewington
The old timer could have a big say in how our forwards fare against the Dons and is also dangerous at set pieces.
Match Facts & Stats
Saints have the edge over Dons in our home matches.
We have won 7, drawn 8 and lost 2.
Mr Mick Russell Officiates Mr W Atkin & Mr J O'Brien assist. Mr P Knight is 4th official.
This should be a tight hard fought game and I give us a slight edge so go for 2-1.
Tues 5th April
aints v Charlton
Sat 9th April
K Dons v Carlisle