Southampton manager Nigel Adkins is hoping to welcome back Gaston Ramirez for Monday's Premier League clash with West Brom at The Hawthorns.
The Uruguayan playmaker has not featured for Saints since the 3-1 defeat at Everton at the end of September due to a thigh injury but has trained well for the past week.
Adkins said: "A big plus for us is that Gaston Ramirez, our record signing, is back training well this week and we would like to think that he will be included on Monday evening.
"We have a number of players returning from injury now and we can look forward with confidence and embrace the challenge that we are faced with.
"West Brom have a good record at home - they are a solid side who are very good on the counter attack.
"They have been in the Premier League before having yo-yoed a little bit but they look a very well run, well-managed football club.
"They have a way of playing which suits them, they have a good manager there and some good football players.
"There is a great vision here at Southampton Football Club and what we have got to do is concentrate on what we do - a lot of other clubs can be highlighted but we need to focus on ourselves."