Southampton v A Villa preview

Ward-Prowse returns after missing last weekend’s defeat to Leicester, but Morgan Schneiderlin (knee) and Dusan Tadic (groin) are both still out.

Jay Rodriguez is back in full training after 13 months on the sidelines with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, but the striker is not yet considered match fit and is unlikely to feature.

Nathan Baker has returned to training following a knee injury but will not be fit for Aston Villa.

The defender faces a race against time to be available for the FA Cup final against Arsenal at the end of the month having been out since Villa’s semi-final win over Liverpool in April.

Ciaran Clark (knee) remains sidelined while Libor Kozak has suffered a back problem in his recovery from the broken leg he suffered in January 2014.