Friday 19


Keeper tipped to keep his place

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Simon Barlow

Alex McCarthy looks set to retain his place in goal as Southampton host Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

McCarthy recorded a clean sheet against Manchester United on Saturday after manager Mauricio Pellegrino dropped out-of-form Fraser Forster.

Saints are still without striker Charlie Austin who is both suspended and affected by a hamstring injury.

Left-back Ryan Bertrand (hamstring) could be back in contention.

Provisional squad: McCarthy, Forster, Taylor, Hoedt, Stephens, Yoshida, Gardos, Pied, McQueen, Romeu, Bednarek, Bertrand, Lemina, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Davis, Boufal, Tadic, Redmond, Long, Gabbiadini.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

More Southampton


Saints interested in Spartak star

19th January 2018, 10:03

Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes has emerged as a target for Southampton but the £30million asking price could scupper a deal.


Norwegian starlet targets Saints contract

18th January 2018, 16:19

Norwegian teenager Simen Bolkan Nordli has been invited for a trial and he will reportedly play for Saints' Under-23s this week.


Long confident of Southampton survival

18th January 2018, 08:30

Shane Long believes Southampton already have enough quality within their squad to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season.


Saints struggling with Targett deal

17th January 2018, 17:12

Matt Targett's proposed loan move to Fulham from Southampton appears in jeopardy as the club's struggle to agree on a fee.


Monaco omit Saints strike target

17th January 2018, 11:43

Monaco striker Guido Carrillo did not play against Nice on Tuesday to further fuel talk he could join Southampton.


Saints striker linked with Italian switch

16th January 2018, 15:59

Serie A club Bologna have reportedly set their sights on Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini.

Recent Sport Headlines

Match Previews

Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur

19th January 2018, 17:23

Southampton and Tottenham need three points for very different reasons ahead of their meeting at St Mary's on Sunday.

Championship Story

Rowett expects contract news to help Thorne

19th January 2018, 17:15

Derby County midfielder George Thorne has signed a fresh two-and-a-half-year deal to tie him to the Rams until 2020.


George Miller returns to Bury on loan

19th January 2018, 17:15

George Miller has rejoined Bury on loan from Middlesbrough until the end of the season.

Le Championnat

Spurs move ahead of Arsenal in Malcom race

19th January 2018, 17:14

Tottenham are now winning the race to sign Bordeaux winger Malcom, according to reports in the English press.


Pieters upbeat on Abu Dhabi chances

19th January 2018, 17:12

Thomas Pieters admits he is feeling confident after a second-round 65 took him into the halfway lead at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

Match Previews

Manchester City v Newcastle United

19th January 2018, 17:10

Manchester City will be looking to bounce back from their first league loss of the season when they play host to Newcastle on Saturday.

Championship Story

Warnock keen to show off loan signing

19th January 2018, 17:09

Neil Warnock says his club will be "financially punished" if Liverpool loanee Marko Grujic doesn't play at least 14 games for Cardiff.


Schalke boss highlights Hannover strength

19th January 2018, 17:02

Domenico Tedesco says his Schalke side are preparing themselves for a tough test against Hannover on Sunday.