CLAUDIO Yacob and Shane Long return to Steve Clarke’s starting XI as the Baggies boss makes three changes to the side that lost 2-1 at Newcastle last Sunday.
The Argentina international midfielder missed the Baggies’ trip to St James’ Park last weekend after picking up a knock in the 2-1 home defeat by Manchester City a week earlier.
Long replaces Romelu Lukaku up front after recovering from a hamstring problem and Billy Jones comes in for Gabriel Tamas at right-back.
Club skipper Chris Brunt features on Albion’s bench after recuperating from a hamstring strain he suffered during the Baggies’ 1-1 draw at Villa Park in September.
ALBION: Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Mulumbu; Odemwingie, Gera, Dorrans; Long. Subs: Myhill (gk); Popov, Brunt, Lukaku, Rosenberg, Fortune, Tamas.
SOUTHAMPTON: Gazzaniga, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Fox, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Lallana (c), Ramírez, Lambert, Rodriguez. Subs: K. Davis (GK), Hooiveld, Ward-Prowse, Guly, Shaw, Mayuka, Puncheon.