George Burley will have to scrap his Boxing Day plans to take charge of his first Saints game against Watford.
Watford Team News:
Watford striker Darius Henderson returns to the team after being sidelined with a a hip injury.
Midfielder Ashley Young will miss the match with an ankle injury.
Player to watch: Marlon King
The Watford striker has netted 12 times already this season and is the Championship's top scorer.
King is currently on loan from Forest but has apparently agreed to permanently join Watford in the transfer window.
Saints Team News:
Captain Nigel Quashie and Rory Delap return from suspension.
Influential defenders Claus Lundekvam and Michael Svensson are both still injured.
Player to watch: Theo Walcott